JACKIE ROBINSON

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Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball’s color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates who had once celebrated him for “turning the other cheek.” After baseball, he was a widely-read new

JACKIE ROBINSON is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, D.C., in association with Major League Baseball. Directed and produced by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon; written by David McMahon and Sarah Burns; edited by Lewis Erskine A.C.E., George O’Donnell and Ted Raviv; cinematography Buddy Squires A.S.C.; original music by Wynton Marsalis; original music by Doug Wamble; narrated by Keith David.

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JACKIE ROBINSON

1944 Court-Martial

In 1944, Jackie Robinson refused to move to the back of a bus. Sound familiar?

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1944 Court-Martial

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JACKIE ROBINSON

Ice Cream

Alton Waldon of Brooklyn shares a childhood memory of meeting Jackie Robinson.

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Ice Cream

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JACKIE ROBINSON

Jackie Enters the Majors

April 15, 1947 marked Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.

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Jackie Enters the Majors

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JACKIE ROBINSON

Jackie Robinson and Malcolm X

Rachel Robinson discusses Jackie's stance against violence and view of Malcolm X.

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Jackie Robinson and Malcolm X

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JACKIE ROBINSON

Jackie Robinson Fades

Learn how the public perception of Jackie Robinson transformed from the 1950s to 1960s.

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Jackie Robinson Fades

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JACKIE ROBINSON

Jackie Speaks Out

See the moment Jackie began challenging other ballplayers and empires.

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Jackie Speaks Out

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JACKIE ROBINSON

March on Washington

See the impact the March on Washington had both on the nation and on Jackie Robinson.

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March on Washington

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JACKIE ROBINSON

Pasadena

Learn how the early days of Jackie Robinson's life shaped his outlook and character.

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Pasadena

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JACKIE ROBINSON Trailer

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JACKIE ROBINSON Trailer

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JACKIE ROBINSON: Preview

JACKIE ROBINSON examines the life of the man who crossed baseball’s color line.

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JACKIE ROBINSON: Preview

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JACKIE ROBINSON

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Jackie Robinson

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon discuss Jackie Robinson's significance.

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Jackie Robinson

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JACKIE ROBINSON

The Anderson Monarchs

Discover the South Philadelphia Little League team inspired by Jackie Robinson.

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The Anderson Monarchs

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