This two-episode documentary by Sarah Burns, David McMahon, and Ken Burns chronicles the life of Jackie Robinson from 1919 to 1972. From modest beginnings, Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s racial barriers, making the Dodgers a dominant team. Off the field, he became a beacon for the civil rights movement.

Post-baseball, Robinson championed against racial inequality as a businessman and leader. A central theme of the film is how his family and marriage profoundly shaped this American icon.

Jackie Robinson | April 11, 2016 (United States) 8.2
Stars: Keith David, Jamie FoxxSummary: Documentary chronicles the personal and professional life of Jackie Robinson from his birth in 1919 to his death in 1972. Robinson's rise from humble beginnings to became an American hero and pivotal figure in American history are detailed.


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