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.
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