JACKIE ROBINSON, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who rose from humble origins to break baseball’s colour barrier.
JACKIE ROBINSON: Part 1
Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to break the colour barrier in baseball, becoming one of the most beloved men in America.
JACKIE ROBINSON: Part 2
On April 15, 1947, Robinson, wearing the number 42, became the first African American player in the Major Leagues in more than half a century.
JACKIE ROBINSON: Part 3
In 1949, Jackie Robinson led the Dodgers to the World Series for the second time in three seasons and won the Most Valuable Player award.
JACKIE ROBINSON: Part 4
As the civil rights movement he had once seemed to embody became more militant, its demands more strident, Jackie Robinson was accused of being out of touch – an Uncle Tom.