Discover a stirring film that firmly situates the true story of baseball player Jackie Robinson in historical and social context. In 1947, Jim Crow ruled the South, and segregation was a social reality as far north as Brooklyn. This sensitive portrait of a political trailblazer recognizes Robinson’s brave actions as one of the earliest victories of the civil rights movement.
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42. Could something like that happen today? Why or why
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Spike Lee’s documentary tells the story of one of our nation’s most notorious hate crimes.
A documentary that exposes historic racial and social tensions in our city.
The harrowing true story of black and white Americans persecuted for fighting Jim Crow law.