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Price: $84.00

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 continues to inspire generations of Americans. Bonus Extras include a short piece about a little league team in Philadelphia that has a special affinity for Robinson, a piece about Wynton Marsalis's recording session for the show, and a string of clips featuring our interviewees talking about their first encounter with Robinson.

Bonus Material:

  • The Anderson Monarchs: A short piece about a little league team in Philadelphia that has a special affinity for Robinson. ~ 4min
  • Outtakes: A string of clips featuring our interviewees talking about their first encounter with Robinson. ~ 12min
  • A conversation with the filmmakers: A piece produced by Eric Yeater of PBS interviewing Ken Burns, Dave McMahon and Sarah Burns about the making of the film, research and working with Rachel Robinson

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