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Which best identifies Jackie Robinson’s reason for writing his letter to President Eisenhower?

A) He hopes that the president will take immediate action to curb segregation laws at the federal level.

B) He believes that the president should punish Governor Faubus for his inexcusable actions.

C) He feels that the president has too much sympathy for pro-segregationists like Governor Faubus.

D) He thinks that the president should be commended for his remarks at the Summit Meeting of Negro Leaders.

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Answer: A) He hopes that the president will take immediate action to curb segregation laws at the federal level.

Jackie Robinson was a major league, Baseball player. He was the first African- American to play in that capacity. He wrote the letter to President Eisenhower to garner his support for eradicating systemic racism against black people. This did not just stem from being a target of racism but also from the fact that he was part of a corporation to support black people’s civil rights. He continually wrote to Presidents of the United States expressing his sentiments about different issues relating to racism. These issues included the prevention of students from going to school because of their skin color, and his request was for military support to come and enforce the rights.

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