SABR’s Negro Leagues Commmittee Offers Two $2,500 Scholarships

The Negro Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is sponsoring an essay contest for high school seniors, with two winners to receive $2,500 college scholarships. Students are invited to write an essay of 1,000 words or less to answer one of the following questions:

1) What influence or impact did Jackie Robinson, as the first African American to play modern day Major League baseball, have on the Civil Rights Movement?
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The Negro Leagues Committee of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is sponsoring an essay contest for high school seniors, with two winners to receive $2,500 college scholarships. Students are invited to write an essay of 1,000 words or less to answer one of the following questions:

1) What influence or impact did Jackie Robinson, as the first African American to play modern day Major League baseball, have on the Civil Rights Movement?
OR
2) What are the comparative aspects of the historical breakthroughs of Jackie Robinson in baseball and Barack Obama in politics?



Originally published: December 29, 2009. Last Updated: December 29, 2009.

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