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Don't Miss - "Jackie Robinson" Preview Screenings

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If you only know Jackie Robinson the legend, chances are good that you don't know the man behind No. 42.

Explore Jack Roosevelt Robinson's life on and off of the field in Ken Burns' latest film. The documentary examines the life and times of Robinson who, in 1947, lifted our nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball's color line.

 

As the film investigates Robinson's lifelong fight for equality - in baseball and beyond - you'll get a new window into Jackie's private life that is rarely seen. Rachel Robinson, Jackie's widow, provides extensive interviews throughout the film, and her recollections and personal archive of photos provide an extraordinary, never-before-seen dimension to this fascinating life.

Get a first look at "Jackie Robinson" and join our screening partners for special events this April in Conway and Little Rock, and don't miss its full broadcast April 11-12 at 8 each night.

 

JOIN US: 

 

Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.

Minority Business Town Hall

Conway Chamber of Commerce

900 Oak St.

 

Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m.

Mosaic Templars Cultural Center Screening and UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity Civil Rights Panel Discussion

501 W. 9th St., Little Rock

Panelists include:

  • William "Youngblood" McCrary, former Kansas City Monarchs player and teammate of Jackie Robinson
  • Al Ashley, private collector of Jackie Robinson Memorabilia
  • Dr. Barclay Key, UALR Department of History

Moderated by: Dr. John A. Kirk, director of the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity and UALR Department of History George W. Donaghey Distinguished Professor 

 

Sunday, April 10, 4:30 p.m.

Jackie Robinson Night at Dickey Stephens Ballpark

400 W. Broadway St., North Little Rock

 

TUNE IN:

April 11-12, 2016

"Jackie Robinson," at 8 each night