Voices of the First Coast: Jackie Robinson – SOLD OUT!

– SOLD OUT! –

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.”

After baseball, he was a widely-read newspaper columnist, divisive political activist and tireless advocate for civil rights, who later struggled to remain relevant as diabetes crippled his body and a new generation of leaders set a more militant course for the civil rights movement.

Join WJCT for an afternoon screening of Ken Burns’ new documentary Jackie Robinson and a discussion about the influence of Jackie Robinson and his important civil rights work in St. Augustine.

  • 3:00-3:30PM – Reception with light hors d’oeuvres
  • 3:30-4:30PM – Screening of Jackie Robinson
  • 4:30-5:00PM – Discussion and Q&A

Limited parking can be found at Markland Place, behind the Student Center. Access to the Student Center is found on Sevilla and the Virginia Room is upstairs. Signs inside the Student Center will direct people to the Virginia Room.

For more documentary info visit the official Jackie Robinson PBS site.

Funding for JACKIE ROBINSON is provided by Bank of America; Public Broadcasting Service; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Dalio Foundation; Mr. Jack C. Taylor; and members of The Better Angels Society, including Jessica & John Fullerton and John & Catherine Debs.

WHEN?

04/03/16
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

WHERE?

Flagler College's Ringhaver Student Center - Virginia Room (2nd Floor)
74 King Street
St. Augustine, Florida 32084