Jackie Robinson

Examines the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson.


  • Jackie Robinson: Part I

    Watch Part I of JACKIE ROBINSON, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon.


About Jackie Robinson

Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball's color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates who had once celebrated him for turning the other cheek.