How Jackie Robinson Changed History

     Jackie Robinson changed history in more ways than one. Most people know him best for breaking the color barrier in 1947, being the first African-American to play baseball in the major leagues, and opening up the door for many other African-Americans athletes. Actually, he opened the door for people of All Races in the major leagues to play baseball and put these people one step closer to having equal civil rights. After Jackie Robinson broke this color barrier, he helped other people get into the major leagues. But what most people don't realize, is that none of this would have happened if it hadn't been for Branch Rickey giving him the chance to change history.