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Jackie Robinson Movie

Happy Birthday, Living Legend Rachel Robinson

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.20.2016 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

On Friday, the nation celebrated what would have been the 153rd birthday of pioneering Civil Rights advocate and anti-lynching activist Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Sunday, July 19, 2015 marked the 93rd birthday of another significant woman of color, Rachel Robinson.

Beyond 42: Jackie Robinson and the Quest for Racial Justice

Yohuru Williams | Posted 12.24.2014 | Black Voices
Yohuru Williams

Ferguson is a little over a three and half-hours drive from Kansas City, where Jackie Robinson began his baseball career; he started in the Negro Leagues as a member of the Kansas City Monarchs. October 24, 2014 marks the 42nd anniversary of Robinson's death -- significant because that is the number that Robinson wore.

The Unexpected Villain Of '42'

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2013 | Entertainment

By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 11 (Reuters) - When a racist pitcher beans Jackie Robinson in the head in the new movie about th...

42: You Saw the Movie, Now Read the Book

Jeff Polman | Posted 07.01.2013 | Sports
Jeff Polman

After seeing 42, I heard and read too many good things about Opening Day to resist it, and I'm glad I didn't. It is the perfect antidote to the sappy pablum of 42, and I can't imagine another Robinson book being better than this one.

My Special Relationship With Jackie Robinson

Tania Grossinger | Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports
Tania Grossinger

I first met Jackie as a 13-year-old insecure kid at Grossinger's, the famous resort hotel in New York's Catskill Mountains owned by members of my family.

How Good a Player Was Jackie Robinson?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Over time, not surprisingly, the story of Jackie Robinson, has surpassed the memory of Jackie Robinson as a player. Robinson was, however, a great player, and an unusual one.

Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson: Precursors to the Civil Rights Movement

Ira Glasser | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports
Ira Glasser

More than two decades before the civil rights legislation of the 60s and more than ten years before the Supreme Court's 1954 decision -- a quiet drama was beginning in Brooklyn, a drama that one observer later would call "perhaps the most visible single desegregation action ever taken."


Hermene Hartman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Black Voices
Hermene Hartman

Jackie Robinson's number was 42.

The Ultimate Exemplar of the American Dream

Joe Plumeri | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports
Joe Plumeri

I'm glad that a whole new generation will be inspired by Robinson, who first inspired me more than 60 years ago when I was a boy heading to Ebbets Field with my father to watch the Brooklyn Dodgers face the New York Yankees in the World Series.

Chadwick Boseman Talks Jackie Robinson in 42 Interview

Danai P. Maraire | Posted 06.15.2013 | Entertainment
Danai P. Maraire

I spoke with Chadwick Boseman a few weeks before the film's opening and discussed carrying the legacy of such a beloved sportsman, seeking the approval of both his family and living widow Rachel, and all he learned working opposite leading man Harrison Ford.

Meet THE Kid in THE Jackie Robinson Photo (Which Was Staged)

Keith Olbermann | Posted 06.15.2013 | Sports
Keith Olbermann

2013-04-15-ScreenShot20130415at8.51.41AM.pngThe kid looking at the camera, the kid Jackie Robinson seems to be looking at? Meet Eddie Dweck.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 06.12.2013 | New York
Len Berman

The Jackie Robinson movie, 42, opens nationwide today. As I mentioned the other day it's well worth seeing.

Movie Review: 42

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In telling Robinson's story, Helgeland doesn't dwell on the endless barrage of racist bile that Robinson (and his wife) endured, but he doesn't shy from it either. As a result, Robinson's achievement takes on more meaning and more power.

Jackie Robinson and the Press

Christopher Lamb | Posted 06.10.2013 | Sports
Christopher Lamb

There is no greater story in sports than Robinson breaking baseball's color line on April 15, 1947. Yet there was little sense of that history that day in the sports pages of daily newspapers, even in New York City.

Is '42' Worthy Of Jackie Robinson?

Mike Ryan | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Q: How long does it take to get used to the unfortunate eyebrows Harrison Ford uses to portray Branch Rickey? A: I will never get used to them. Never ever.

The Trail Blazed By Jackie Robinson | Posted 04.07.2013 | Black Voices

When the seasons changed in April 1947, baseball and the country began to change as well. Jackie Robinson, number 42, made his debut with the Brook...

History Meets History!

Posted 04.03.2013 | Black Voices

We must admit, we're beyond excited for the release of the Jackie Robinson movie '42.' First the trailer gave us goosebumps, then this happened: P...

WATCH: Actor Compares Jackie Robinson To Ali And Lincoln

Posted 04.02.2013 | Black Voices

As opening day for the 2013 season of Major League Baseball steadily approaches, the life story of the league’s most influential figure, Jackie Robi...

13 Things We Love About This Trailer

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 01.11.2013 | Entertainment

So many awesome things about the full-length trailer for "42." Some of the better ones ahead, captured with screenshots. 1. What is it with sepia-t...

Go Hard: First Trailer For Jackie Robinson Movie '42' Steals Home

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment

The new trailer for "42" presents Jackie Robinson like you've never seen him before: backed by the anthemic Jay-Z track "Brooklyn Go Hard." You crazy ...

Batter Up: Obama To Visit Set Of Jackie Robinson Film

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.23.2012 | Entertainment

Movie studios often invite members of the press to the sets of upcoming films as a way to build buzz. In the case of Barack Obama, however, no invitat...

Harrison Ford To Star In Jackie Robinson Movie | Posted 02.08.2012 | Entertainment

Harrison Ford in in talks to play Branch Rickey, the Hall of Fame baseball executive who integrated the sport by promoting Jackie Robinson to the Broo...

Baseball Legend Jackie Robinson To Be Immortalized In Film

Posted 08.01.2011 | Entertainment

Already a baseball legend forever present in America's memory, Jackie Robinson, the barrier-breaking first black man to play Major League Baseball, wi...