Why Is Jackie Robinson Important?

May 12th, 2013

The movie 42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers who teamed up to integrate Major League Baseball in 1947. Until that time only white ballplayers could play.

This video explains why an athlete like Jackie transcended a game to impact American society and help kick off the modern civil rights movement.

In my opinion, 42 is a very good movie, a well told story about a part of U.S. history that holds great significance.

Clay Morgan is the author of Undead by Abingdon Press. Buy a copy and be sure to check out his YouTube channel usahistoryguy

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