Jackie Robinson, a two-part, four-hour film directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon, tells the story of an American icon whose life-long battle for first-class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements. A talk back will follow with Ken Burns and New York Times journalist William C. Rhoden.
Tuesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium, 515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037, (917) 275-6975, www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg
Photo credit: circa 1945: A portrait of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ infielder Jackie Robinson in uniform. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)