Part Two
jackie robinson

Robinson uses his fame to speak out against injustice, alienating many who had once lauded him for "turning the other cheek." After baseball, he seeks ways to fight inequality, but as he faces a crippling illness, he struggles to remain relevant.

Episode Duration: 1 hour 56 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 102

About Jackie Robinson:

Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball's color line.

Ken Burns reveals fascinating stories about the legend's life on and off the field.


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