Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson Blu-ray + Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover) Book Combo

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Ken Burns tells the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke major league baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement. In this intimate portrait, Robinson's widow, Rachel, tells the story of their life from her unique perspective. Save when you buy the Blu-ray and book combo!

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  • Ken Burns: Jackie Robinson

    Tells of the story of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, a sharecropper's son who elevated an entire race and country when he broke major league baseball's color barrier in 1947. The film illuminates Robinson's place as a leader and icon of the civil rights movement whose exemplary life and aspirational message of equality continues to inspire generations of Americans.

    Bonus Extras include:
    1. A short piece about a little league team in Philadelphia that has a special affinity for Robinson. ~ 4min
    2. A piece about Wynton Marsalis's recording session for the show. ~ 4min
    3. A string of clips featuring our interviewees talking about their first encounter with Robinson. ~ 12min

    This Blu-ray features subtitles in English and Spanish

    Jackie Robinson: An Intimate Portrait (Hardcover)

    Rachel Robinson, a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, and New York University, has been a nurse, professor, business leader, and activist. In 1973 she founded the Jackie Robinson Foundation, a not-for-profit organization providing educational and leadership opportunities for minority students. In 2005, she accepted the Congressional Medal of Honor on behalf of Jackie Robinson. She has two children and fifteen grandchildren.

    Hardcover, 240 pages