See a preview of a new documentary about legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, and a talk with director Ken Burns, FREE next week. The story of the Brooklyn Dodgers infielder is a lifelong fight for racial equality while making remarkable athletic achievements.
Jackie Robinson is a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon airing on PBS/Channel 13 starting April 11th. Here’s a preview:
The talk after the screening also also includes >New York Times journalist William C. Rhoden.
The special Jackie Robinson event is a perfect way to start the 2016 baseball season in New York. The screening is next Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30pm, at the Schomburg Center for Research in Culture, a branch of NYPL.
Even though this event is FREE, registration is required to ensure space, and tickets will go fast. You will not be admitted without a ticket. Register here.
Get comp tickets to other events in NYC, including live theater and comedy shows, from NYCOTC ticket partner Goldstar.
photo circa 1945: A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)