Jonathan Eig

Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season

Original air date: March 9, 2012

April 15, 1947 was seven years before Brown vs the Board of Education, eight years before Rosa Parks and sixteen years before Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about having a dream. But on April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson, a black man, stepped onto the diamond at Ebbets field in Brooklyn, New York and became the first African American to play professionally for a major league baseball team…

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