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“42” clips

“42” director and screenwriter Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Academy Award-Best Adapted Screenplay; Mystic River, A Knight’s Tale, Legend, Spenser Confidential) will introduce video clips from the film, which tells the story of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball’s color barrier and his first year with the Brooklyn Dodgers. “42” starred Chadwick Boseman, who later played James Brown, Thurgood Marshall and superhero Black Panther.


Clip One

We Win if the World is Convinced of Two Things

Listen to Brian Helegeland talk about how Jackie Robinson didn’t just change baseball, but the world.

Clip Two

You Must Be Looking for your Locker?

Listen to Brian Helgeland talk about the importance of April 15, 1947.

Clip Three

Why Did You Do This?

Listen to Brian Helgeland talk about Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey’s relationship and Branch’s reason for wanting to break the color line.

Clip Four

Maybe Tomorrow we’ll all Wear 42

Listen to Brian Helgeland talk about Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese’s relationship.

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Put me in, coach

Jackie Robinson believed in the power of young people to make positive change. This starts with being thoughtful about the things that are important to you and those you care about. These activities are designed to help you think about those things, while you also learn about the things that mattered to Jackie Robinson.