42 - The Life Story of Jackie Robinson

Posted on Sunday, April 7, 2013 by LibraryAdministration

photo of Robinson and Monte Irvin I can't wait for the new baseball movie, "42" to open April 12, 2013. It stars Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford as Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey, respectively. Here are a few interesting facts about Jackie Roosevelt Robinson. He was the son of a sharecropper and the grandson of slaves. Drafted into the army, Robinson managed to become an officer, and was court-martialed for refusing . . .