Date:08.03.2018, 19:57 Jackie Robinson was the first African American to join baseball s major league in 1947 as a prominent member of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Robinson s belief in equality gave him the chance to bring the message to America and the world that race should not be a consideration for anything. #JackieRobinsonKids. They asked Colvin to touch hands with them, in order to compare the colors of their skin. Colvin did so, but received a slap and a severe reprimand from her mother, saying that she was not allowed to touch. This was a time of intense racial divide, and Colvin was a victim of it along with the rest. At the age of four, she was shopping for groceries with her mother, when a group of white children came. She was pregnant and she kept saying that she didnt feel like standing, and as she had paid her fare, she had as much right to the seat as the white woman. Hamilton could be seated. Colvin, however, continued to refuse so she was taken into custody. She was charged with disturbing the peace, as well as assault and violating the segregation law.
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