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Jackie Robinson


Ken Burns

Call Number

  • DVD 921 R661J (CEN, EAS, OSH, POW)


English or Spanish dialogue; optional English or Spanish subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.


Narrated by Keith David ; voice of Jackie Robinson, Jamie Foxx.

Publication Information

[Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution, [2016]


Title from container.

Originally broadcast as a two-part documentary series on PBS in 2016.

Special features: The Anderson Monarchs ; outtakes ; A conversation with the filmmakers.

Jack Roosevelt Robinson was a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947. This film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans. Included are interviews with family members as well as rarely-seen photographs and film footage.

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