Archive for April 15th, 2007

Before & After Jackie Robinson

Sunday, April 15th, 2007

Today is the 60th anniversary of the day broke the color barrier in baseball. This clip includes lots of footage of Robinson on the field and provides a very good historical context.

The Negro Leagues: Playing In A Shadow

This is a student project but it features some great historical footage and gives great context of the times:

Buck O’Neil On Jackie Robinson

tells a story about traveling on the road with Jackie Robinson:

Red Barber On Branch Rickey

In this video, explains the impetus behind ‘s decision to place a black player on his all white Brooklyn Dodgers team:

The Georges Laraque Story

This piece details how used Jackie Robinson to overcome the racism he faced during his journey to the NHL:

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