I admire him for his perseverance and influence on America during the rough trials and tribulations he faced.
He was determined to be the first black baseball player in the modern era, and he accomplished his goal with courage and patience.
After his death, Jackie Robinson was memorialized on postage stamps in 1982, 19.
His name is also used on many highways, ballparks and museums across the United States.
He also kept up with politics and used his influence to help black people all over America get their rights under the Constitution.
Jackie Robinson also had a family, including his wife Rachel and three children.
Jackie was buried in Cypress Hill Cemetery in Brooklyn, next to his mother and son.
The world lost a legend that day, but his name lives on even to this day.
After the birth of one his sons in a car accident, Jackie became involved in the anti-drug crusade to help other families learn about the dangers of drug use and prevent other parents from having to lose their children.
On October 24, 1972, Jackie Robinson died due to complications from heart disease and diabetes.