The Jackie Robinson Story
Starring: Jackie Robinson, Ruby Dee
Director: Alfred E. Green
This is a chronological history Jackie Robinson, The Pride of Brooklyn, from his boyhood love of baseball,
to his distinguished career as a college track and football star, to his time in the Negro Leagues, and on
to his signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1947 Jackie Robinson became the first black man to break baseball's
color bar. In his first major league baseball season Jackie Robinson hit a solid .297 and lead the league with 29
stolen bases. This is a fascinating forthright look at all the obstacles facing black Americans during the pre-civil rights era.