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Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson explores how the civil rights movement dovetailed with Robinson's baseball career.

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.

Show Info

Network: United States PBS (2016 - now)
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays at 21:00 (120 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 2 episodes

Official site: www.pbs.org

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Previous Episode

Part 2 of 2

Episode 1x02; Apr 12, 2016

Robinson uses his immense fame to speak out against the injustice he sees nearly everywhere, alienating many who had once celebrated him for "turning the other cheek." After baseball, he seeks new ways to fight discrimination, but as the civil rights

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x02: Part 2 of 2Apr 12, 2016
1x01: Part 1 of 2Apr 11, 2016
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