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Celebrating Jackie Robinson

Celebrating Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson examines the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted an entire race, and nation, on his shoulders when he crossed baseball's color line. Jackie Robinson also illuminates how Robinson, after baseball, continued his fight against discrimination as an irascible, widely-read newspaper columnist, tireless fundraiser and advocate for the civil rights movement, and divisive political activist. And it will look back at a pioneering entrepreneur and devoted father who struggled to remain relevant as diabetes crippled his body and a new generation of black leaders set a more militant course for the civil rights movement. The film explores the legacy of a man whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to be a major influence on the lives of countless Americans.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) will preview a portion of the upcoming documentary by Ken Burns, Jackie Robinson. Following the screening will be a presentation by the Hubert V. Simmons, Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Owings Mills Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library
10302 Grand Central Ave
Owings Mills, MD 21117

If you have any questions, please contact us at outreach@mpt.org or (410)581-4095.

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Jackie Robinson premieres in two parts on Monday and Tuesday, April 11 & 12 at 9:00 PM on MPT.

Jackie Robinson is a production of Florentine Films and WETA, Washington, D.C., in association with Major League Baseball.

Directed and produced by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon; written by David McMahon and Sarah Burns; edited by Lewis Erskine A.C.E., George O'Donnell and Ted Raviv; cinematography Buddy Squires A.S.C.; original music by Wynton Marsalis; original music by Doug Wamble; narrated by Keith David.