Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

DVD - 2016
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Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Includes interviews with family members and rarely-seen photographs and film footage.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] :, PBS,, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781627896184
Branch Call Number: 796.357092 Jac
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
Audience: Rating: TV-PG


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Jun 03, 2016

Great documentary! The baseball nostalgia is wonderful, but the deeper infection is the equality and segregation piece. Although troubling to know that history is dark through this time- visually watching is a sad reminder that our country has some things to work through. The biographical sketch is really good- who knew JRR lived with Carly Simons parents until Jackie and Rachel could move into their home...Awesome!

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