JACKIE ROBINSON

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Examines the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.

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.

FromKen BurnsKen Burns

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 …

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Jackie Robinson DVD
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Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend's life on and off the field. Available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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