Presentation on theme: "Jackie Robinson By: Nic. . When his father Jerry left the family, his mother Mallie decided to move to California with her children. Jackie spent his."— Presentation transcript:
. When his father Jerry left the family, his mother Mallie decided to move to California with her children. Jackie spent his childhood in Pasadena, California, where the entire neighborhood was white except the Robinson family. At an early age, Jackie was influenced by his brother Mack who was the silver medallist at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin.
He attended John Muir High School and Pasadena Junior College, where he was an excellent athlete and played four sports: football, basketball, track, and baseball. He was named the region's Most Valuable Player in baseball in 1938.
He worked for the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), and had contact with many leaders in government and the civil rights movement, such as MartinLutherKing, Jr., Malcolm X, Nelson Rockefeller, and John F.Kennedy. Jackie also cared deeply about and tried to work with children in his community.