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Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon on Jackie Robinson

Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon talk about how Jackie Robinson was the original civil rights pioneer, and why his actions and beliefs resonate to this day.

Premiere Date: April 11, 2016 | Runtime: 00:00:00

About JACKIE ROBINSON

Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball’s color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates who had once celebrated him for “turning the other cheek.” After baseball, he was a widely-read new