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Jackie Robinson / a Florentine Films production ; produced in association with Major League Baseball, WETA, Washington, D.C. ; directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, David McMahon ; written by David MacMahon & Sarah Burns ; produced by Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns

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Film producer:
Burns, Ken 1953-  Search this
Burns, Sarah 1982-  Search this
McMahon, David 1976-  Search this
David, Keith  Search this
Voice actor:
Foxx, Jamie  Search this
Production company:
Florentine Films  Search this
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Major League Baseball (Organization)  Search this
Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)  Search this
Film distributor:
PBS Distribution (Firm)  Search this
Robinson, Jackie 1919-1972  Search this
Physical description:
2 videodiscs (approximately 240 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Biographical television programs
Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Historical television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
United States
Originally broadcast as a television documentary in 2016.
Special features: The Anderson Monarchs; outtakes; a conversation with the filmmakers.
Narrator, Keith David ; voice of Jackie Robinson, Jamie Foxx.
Rating: TV-PG.
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen presentation; 5.1 surround (English) and stereo (Spanish).
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. Includes interviews with family members and rarely-seen photographs and film footage.
African American baseball players  Search this
Baseball players  Search this
Discrimination in sports--History  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Civil rights workers  Search this
Call number:
video 001439
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries