It was not until 1947
that African Americans were allowed to play Major League Baseball.
Jackie Robinson was the first to get the call.
The Dodgers’ manager called him and said
if you want to play for us, you need to ignore what everybody else says.
So Jackie said yes, but it was hard to ignore what they yelled.
So my message, is we can all break barriers,
if we work together.
Just like Jackie!
Together, we are stronger.
Henry Wasserman is a third grade student at Myers Elementary School in Elkins Park, PA. He loves to play baseball and football — any sport in general — and he loves to read. He also loves math, social studies, writing and research.