April 25, 2017
Jackie Robinson deserves a monument in Washington D.C. Jackie Robinson is a great role model, not only for his baseball skills but his bravery. Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier for African Americans to be able to play in the Major Leagues. Jackie fought and scratched his way through the racial comments and all of the nasty things that came with being an African American. Jackie was also a civil rights activist. Jackie told his wife “It doesn’t matter the color of my skin, I will play major league baseball.”
Robinson was not only a baseball player, he played many of sports including track, football, and basketball. Jackie signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Branch Ricky signed him and said, “I want a player who does NOT have the guts to fight back.”
Jackie Robinson was a wonderful person and baseball player. Jackie was a fighter and the word “Can’t” wasn’t in his vocabulary. Jackie repeatedly said, “It doesn’t matter the color of my skin, I will play Major League baseball.” I think Jackie Robinson's monument should be with Martin Luther King Jr. and Harriet Tubman's monuments in Washington D.C. because they were all civil rights activist.