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Jack Roosevelt Robinson rose from humble origins to cross baseball's color line and become one of the most beloved men in America. A fierce integrationist, Robinson used his immense fame to speak out against the discrimination he saw on and off the field, angering fans, the press, and even teammates who had once celebrated him for turning the other cheek.

Discover the South Philadelphia Little League team inspired by Jackie Robinson.
Watch Part II of Jackie Robinson, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon.
Learn how the public perception of Jackie Robinson transformed from the 1950s to 1960s.
Episodes
Watch Part I of Jackie Robinson, directed by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon.
Extras
See the moment Jackie began challenging other ballplayers and empires.
See the impact the March on Washington had both on the nation and on Jackie Robinson.
As the push for social justice accelerated, Jackie Robinson tried to do his part.
Rachel Robinson discusses Jackie's stance against violence and view of Malcolm X.
April 15, 1947 marked Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Learn how the early days of Jackie Robinson's life shaped his outlook and character.
Alton Waldon of Brooklyn shares a childhood memory of meeting Jackie Robinson.
Learn more about the famous Pee Wee Reese and Jackie Robinson myth.
Learn how Jackie Robinson entered the Negro Leagues, playing for the Kansas City Monarchs.
In 1944, Jackie Robinson refused to move to the back of a bus. Sound familiar?