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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson tells the extraordinary story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted an entire race, and a nation, on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color line. A supremely gifted athlete and ardent integrationist, Robinson used his enormous fame to speak out against the discrimination he encountered both on and off the field. “Jackie Robinson,” Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “was a sit-inner before sit-ins, a freedom rider before freedom rides.” 

Written by Sarah Burns and David McMahon and produced and directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon. 

Now airing on PBS

 
 

Funding Opportunities

This film is fully funded. Funding opportunities for Educational Outreach are available.

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