Jackie Robinson Story at Historical Museum

The Detroit Historical Museum’s Negro Leagues Film Series presents the Jackie Robinson Story, on Saturday, August 24, from 1-3:30 p.m. Admission is free. 

The Negro League Film Festival is part of the Museum’s special Detroit Stars and the Negro League exhibit, now running through September 29. The exhibit and the film series will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues.

In this 1950 biopic, Jackie Robinson plays himself in the story of the first black major league baseball player in the 20th century to break the color barrier, following his career path from the Negro Leagues to his debut in 1947 with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Major Leagues. Hosted by the Black Historic Sites Committee in con-junction with activities commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Detroit Stars.

Admission to the Museum and the film event are free. For information, call (313) 833-1801. The Detroit Historical Museum is located at 5401 Woodward Ave., in Greater Detroit’s Cultural District.

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