Friday, April 12, 2013

The Women behind Jackie Robinson and new movie: "42"!!!!

There is a movie about Jackie Robinson opening this weekend. Robinson, the great hero and pioneer, baseball's first black player. But he didn't do it alone. 

Monday will mark 66 years since Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. And it’s being showcased in a Hollywood way today with the new movie “42.”
Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson, left, and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in a scene from "42." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, D. Stevens)
Still revered by those around the game more than six decades later, Jackie Robinson’s accomplishments on the baseball field continue to be felt today from sandlots to where the pros play.
But his accomplishments off the field may be just as legendary. Robinson was a very strong leader in the African American community and was a hero to most Americans of all races.

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