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Jackie Robinson - Kids Discover

The groundbreaking life of baseball hero Jackie Robinson, for kids, is covered in dynamic detail here, from his early days in Georgia to his star turn as a Brooklyn Dodger – and the first black player in the big leagues.

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Neil Armstrong

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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson was born on January 31, 1919, in Cairo, Georgia but grew up in California. From the time he was a child, he was a great athlete and played baseball, football, basketball, tennis and ran track. Jackie, however, loved baseball.

Biography

Learn about the biography of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball. He was a Hall of Fame player for the Brooklyn Dodgers who wore number 42.

Neil Armstrong was an American astronaut who became the first human to walk on the moon. At age 20, Armstrong served in the Korean War, where he flew 78 combat missions. He received an Air Medal and two Gold Stars. In 1955, he graduated from Purdue University with a degree in aeronautical engineering.

Neil Armstrong

Kids learn about the biography and life of explorer and astronaut Neil Armstrong. The first man to walk on the moon.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012) is known all over the world as the first person to walk on the Moon! As a boy, Armstrong was a keen Boy Scout and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. He was always fascinated with flying, and earned his pilot's licence at only 16 - before he earned his driver's licence. Not many boys can fly before they can drive! He joined the US Navy as a pilot, serving in the Korean War. When he left the navy he became an experimental research test pilot - a dangerous job - and logged over 900 test flights and 2400 flying hours. In 1962 he joined the NASA Astronaut Corps and he first flew into space in 1966 on the Gemini 8. In 1969 he was mission commander of the Apollo 11 moon landing. He and his fellow astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, left their spaceshift to walk on the surface of the moon and explored for over two hours, leaving a third astronaut, Michael Collins, to look after the ship. Armstrong and Aldrin collected samples to bring back down to Earth, and took photos of the lunar surface. Neil Armstrong walking on the surface of the moon! After Apollo 11, Armstrong started another career as a university professor of Aerospace Engineering. He also helped NASA with two space accident investigations, and became a spokesman for several businesses. Over his career, Neil Armstrong flew over 200 different types of aircraft - but of course he will always be remembered as an astronaut and for his lunar landing. He received many medals for his extraordinary journey. Neil Armstrong on the left, Michael Collins in the middle and Buzz Aldrin on the right. Fun Facts: When they returned from the moon, the three astronauts were put into quarantine for three weeks. Who knows what bugs they might have picked up! "This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong

Muhammad Ali

Kids learn about the biography of Muhammad Ali. Also known as Cassius Clay, he was one of the world's greatest heavyweight boxers and an Olympic gold medal winner.

Muhammad Ali was one of America’s greatest 20th century boxers and athletes. Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky. He started fighting at the age of 12 after his bicycle was stolen. Under the guidance of Joe Martin, Clay became an explosive boxer and won six Kentucky Gold Gloves during high school. In 1960, Clay won a gold medal in the Olympics at Rome, Italy.

George Washington Carver

Kids learn about the biography of George Washington Carver, scientist and botanist who worked with peanuts and helped the southern farmer.

Susan B. Anthony

Kids learn about Susan B. Anthony's biography. Woman's rights activist for suffrage.

Suffragists - Kids Discover

Learning about women’s rights, for kids, is made timely and compelling in Suffragists, which follows the birth of the movement through its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and closes with a clear-eyed look at the situation of women today.

Biography

Kids learn about the biography of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Justice who argued the landmark case of Brown v. Board of Education for the NAACP.

Thurgood Marshall Biography for Kids

Thurgood Marshall was born on July 2, 1908 in Baltimore, Maryland. He became interested in the U.S. Constitution at an early age when he was forced to read it after being punished by his second grade teacher. He graduated from Pennsylvania’s Lincoln College in 1930, but was denied admission from the University of Maryland Law School because he was Black. Instead, he graduated from Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C. in 1933. Soon after graduation, he set up his own law practice in Baltimore.

Sally Ride

Kids learn about the biography of Sally Ride, the first American woman astronaut in outer space. The Space Shuttle Challenger.

Biography

Kids learn about the biography of Ruby Bridges, the first African-American child to attend an all white elementary school in the South.

Cesar Chavez

Kids learn about the biography of Cesar Chavez, civil rights leader who fought for the conditions of migrant farmers and Latinos.

Cesar Chavez: Labor Leader

Cesar Chavez Biography. Cesar Estrada Chavez (March 31, 1927 - April 23, 1993) was a Mexican-American labor leader who fought for the rights of migrant farm workers in the southwestern USA.

Clara Barton

Kids learn about the biography of Clara Barton, Civil War nurse who founded the American Red Cross.

Clara Barton Biography for Kids – the Angel of the Battlefield

Clarissa Harlowe Barton, called Clara, was born on December 25, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts. Before she started school, her brothers taught her spelling, arithmetic and geography. When she was four she could already spell three syllable words. She was very shy.

Clara Barton

Clara Harlowe
Barton was born on Christmas Day, 1821 in North Oxford, Massachusetts.
Clara was the youngest child of the five children in her family.
Clara started teaching at age 17, and she became known as a fine
teacher. They sent her to different schools to help students that
had troubles. She always helped children to fix their problems.

Harriet Tubman

Kids learn about the biography of Harriet Tubman, leader in the Underground Railroad who led many slaves to freedom.