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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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Biography Of Jackie Robinson

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

, a movie download service, has posted the 1950 movie at Google Video. plays himself in this biopic of his life and his career as a star to his historic role as the first black man to play for a team. The movie was made a mere three years after Robinson broke the color barrier, so the civil rights issues that make his role in baseball’s integration historic and the virulent prejudice he faced are given short shrift in the film.

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