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Black History Month Day 24 – ’42’

42

Jackie Robinson was the first Black baseball player to play in Major League Baseball in the modern era. He played for the Brooklyn Dodgers, who started him as first baseman in April 1947, breaking down racial segregation that plagued the MLB.

42 is a biopic starting Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson. The film was named after Robinson’s jersey number. The film mostly focuses on the 1947 season, the first season Robinson’s with the Dodgers.

42 was nominated for several awards. It is available here.

James

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