Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Blu-ray Disc - 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 continue to inspire generations of Americans.
Publisher: Arlington, VA : PBS Distribution, [2016]
ISBN: 9781627896191
1627896198
Branch Call Number: BLURAY 796.357 ROBINSO JACKIE 2DISCS
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (240 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,stereo
video file,Blu-ray,Region A

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yesbyedith
Oct 22, 2019

Recommended to me as a "ken burns " film. Outstanding coverage.

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PLM_26
Aug 03, 2019

Important documentary pertinent for today. Grieved that Jackie was put in a position to endure vicious abuse. Like today, there are folks on the fringe that make connection and equality difficult to attain. Violence is not productive. Note that Quebec accepted Jackie with love and support. Yet, his own country did not do that in spite of having served in the military. There is no excuse for contempt. I found a hero.

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papagator
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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