Hi, I have been given a research topic that I have two sets of problems. First, I don't exactly get what the topic question is trying to ask specifically. Second, I am not sure how I would go about researching this topic. My English isn't the best so I hope I can get whatever feedback to get me started.
In 1947 Jackie Robinson broke the "Color Bar" that had kept African Americans from participating on "white" professional baseball teams. Why was this so contentious? Analyze the history of the game from the point of view of race?
I think it is asking me to look at historical instances in baseball, based on a racial black/white perspective, and relate it to the significance to how Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier. In other words, explain some instances of history that explains the significance of Robinson being the first black player in major league baseball. Is this the correct interpretation of this topic question ?
I been reading quite a bit on the Negro leagues and early baseball history. What should I be looking for in trying to relate this to my paper? As bad as it sounds I am completely lost. How would I structure this essay?