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.” 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.Visit JACKIE ROBINSON Website
In 1944, Jackie Robinson refused to move to the back of a bus. Sound familiar?
Alton Waldon of Brooklyn shares a childhood memory of meeting Jackie Robinson.
April 15, 1947 marked Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Rachel Robinson discusses Jackie's stance against violence and view of Malcolm X.
Learn how the public perception of Jackie Robinson transformed from the 1950s to 1960s.
See the moment Jackie began challenging other ballplayers and empires.
See the impact the March on Washington had both on the nation and on Jackie Robinson.
Learn how the early days of Jackie Robinson's life shaped his outlook and character.
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JACKIE ROBINSON examines the life of the man who crossed baseball’s color line.
Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon discuss Jackie Robinson's significance.
Discover the South Philadelphia Little League team inspired by Jackie Robinson.
The Pt. 1 Intro from JACKIE ROBINSON, a film by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon.