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The Vulnerable Black Man Film Series: 42

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Main Library-Francis Auditorium

310 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

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In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball's notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.

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What does it mean to be vulnerable, black, and male, all at the same time? Join us for The Vulnerable Black Man Film Series to examine how this complex identity plays out in contemporary American society and following each film there will be a facilitated discussion.

Angel Truesdale
704-416-0144
atruesdale@cmlibrary.org
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