INTERACTIVE POWERPOINT SLIDES Abrea Hernandez World History Honors 11-6-09
I was born on January 31, 1919. Who Am I? I was the first African American to play professional baseball. I was in the Military. I have three children. I’m a proud African American. My father left the family when I was only one. I attended UCLA. I opened the doors for future minority players. I married Rachel Isum.
I was born on August 21, 1986. Who Am I? I participated in the World Junior Championships. I was the youngest to win a gold medal at the World Junior Championships. I attended William Knibb Memorial High School. I’m a proud Jamaican. I ran the 200 meter in 19.93 seconds. And was the first junior to break 20 seconds. I placed 2nd in the World Championship in Osaka. I competed in the Beijing Summer Olympics. I broke the 100 and 200 meter world record.