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"Jackie Robinson" is a 2-part documentary series that explores how the civil rights movement dovetailed with Robinson's baseball career. In a clip from the film, President Barack Obama sits beside First Lady Michelle Obama while discussing the importance of the sports star.
Jackie Robinson, the grandson of slaves, rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball, performing brilliantly in spite of the threats and abuse he faces on and off the field, and in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black man could achieve.
Robinson uses his immense fame to speak out against the injustice he sees nearly everywhere, alienating many who had once celebrated him for "turning the other cheek." After baseball, he seeks new ways to fight discrimination, but as the civil rights movement he once seemed to embody becomes more militant and he faces a crippling illness, Robinson struggles to remain relevant.
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