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Baseball Compare/Contrast: Topic 1: Breaking the Color Barrier

Assignment

Branch  Rickey and Jackie Robinson shared a common goal – to integrate baseball – but they faced different challenges on the way to achieving that goal.  Write a comparison-and-contrast essay in which you compare the risks and obstacles Branch Rickey faced and overcame with those that Jackie Robinson faced and overcame.  Use details from the essay on p.257-259  and research to support your ideas.

Robinson, Jackie: signing major league contract with Rickey, 1948