On April 15, 1947 Jackie Robinson first put on a Brooklyn Dodgers jersey and broke the color barrier in professional baseball. To celebrate, we are screening Ken Burns’s documentary on the life and legacy of this American icon over the course of two nights. We’re honored to welcome co-directors, producers, and writers Sarah Burns and David McMahon to introduce Part One, which looks at Robinson’s journey from his birth in rural Georgia through his successful first season with the Dodgers.
Offered in connection with BHS’s exhibition on Jackie Robinson and his historic breaking of major league baseball’s color barrier.
Screening: Jackie Robinson, Part One
Introduced by Filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon
Wed, Apr 12
Doors : 6 pm
Event: 6:30 pm
Your registration helps us to gauge attendance for this program, but please note that it does not guarantee seating. Seating at this program will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors open at 6:00pm and the program begins at 6:30pm.