Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson - AV Item

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Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson JACKIE 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 againstthe discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates who had once celebrated ... More
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Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson

Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson
JACKIE 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 againstthe 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 newspaper columnist, divisive political activist and tireless advocate for civil rights, who later struggled to remain relevant as diabetes crippled his body and a new generation of leaders set a more militant course for the civil rights movement.
Featuring intimate and revealing interviews with his family and rarely seen photographs and film footage, this two-part, four-hour documentary tells the extraordinary story of an American icon whose lifelong battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. "Jackie Robinson," Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "was a sit-inner before sit-ins, a freedom rider before freedom rides."

SPECIAL FEATURES
The Anderson MonarchsOuttakesA conversation with the filmmakers

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