Biography (2005)

Genres - History, Sports & Recreation  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Social History, Sports  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Jackie Robinson was a hero both on and off the baseball diamond. This program tells his story, and how he made history by becoming the first black American to break the color barrier in major league baseball. The former multi-sport All American went on to a stellar baseball career and Hall of Fame stature. He is remembered in this biography by his teammates for his dignity in the face of continuing racism. Off the field, he pursued his quest for equal rights by working with Dr. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement. Archival film clips, photographs, and interviews with his widow and friends tell the story of this American hero.

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African-American, athlete, baseball, racism, segregation