Jackie Robinson is a documentary film directed by Ken Burns that debuted as a two-part series centered on the life of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play in the major leagues of baseball in the modern era.
Jackie Robinson Documentary, Biography | 4h | TV Mini-Series (2016â ) 8.1
Stars: Keith David, Jamie FoxxSummary: Jackie Robinson's life story from his birth in 1919 to his death in 1972 as told by filmmakers Sarah Burns, David McMahon and Ken Burns in a four hour documentary. Robinson rises from humble beginnings to break the color barrier in the Major League Baseball. Robinson's on the field contributions over a ten year career transform the Dodgers into perennial contenders; while his courage and accomplishments advance the civil rights movement off the field. After baseball, as both a both a businessman and leader, Robinson tirelessly fights inequality and discrimination. Interwoven into the story is how Robinson's family life and marriage shaped the man who would became an American icon.
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