This Analyzing a Letter from Jackie Robinson: "Fair Play and Justice" interactive also includes:
Jackie Robinson was more than a baseball legend; he was an activist, too. An interesting resource explores Robinson's time in the military using primary sources. Scholars examine the racially inspired event that led to a court martial and his eventual acquittal. Academics complete an online worksheet and participate in group discussion to understand the obstacles African Americans faced during WWII.
- Pair the activity with a larger lesson on Jackie Robinson's life
- Compare African Americans' military experiences during WWII and modern day
- A portion of the activity is completed online
- Activity includes additional background knowledge to assist learners
- The resource can be completed in groups, pairs, or individally