Sat, Feb 18|
Jackie Robinson: Life & Legacy
This spring we are exploring what it means to live a life of courage. Join us in this dialogue about the life and legacy of the great Jackie Robinson.
Time & Location
Feb 18, 2023, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM CST
About the Event
Jackie Robinson: The Life & Legacy
This program will center around American sports icon and civil rights activist Jackie Robinson. Our event will feature a robust discussion on the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson while touching on the contributions and subsequent importance of the Negro Leagues (from which Jackie began his career), Branch Rickey, the importance of allyship, and the impact that integration in baseball had on sports (and subsequent integration in other leagues) had/has on American culture at large. In addition to these topics, via a group discussion, we will address attempts to whitewash Jackie’s legacy, both during his lifetime and after his passing, and how these attempts have affected his image in the modern day.
Prior to the event, please explore some or all of the following recommended learning resources:
- “The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson”
- About: Jackie Robinson Clip: 1944 Court-Martial - Bing video
- Trailer: The Court Martial Of Jackie Robinson Trailer 1990 - Bing video
- “Don’t believe that whitewashed version of Jackie Robinson they keep telling you about”
- “For Baseball and the Country, Jackie Robinson Changed the Game”
- Curator Chats Series: The Significance of African Americans in Sports with Damion L. Thomas, PhD
- “This Jackie Robinson Quote Proves He Is Not As Important As We Think”
- Ref Tweet
Additional recommended resources for your on-going learning can be found here.
- Scott Mischnick
- Chad Pendarves
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