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.
Tuesday, April 5, 5:30 p.m.
Minority Business Town Hall
Conway Chamber of Commerce
900 Oak St.
Saturday, April 9, 1 p.m.
501 W. 9th St., Little Rock
- 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
April 11-12, 2016
"Jackie Robinson," at 8 each night