The HISTORY channel is preparing to present a documentary on Jackie Robinson | News

James LeBron’ An unbroken production company will produce the documentary After Jackie in preview on the HISTORY channel. The doc will feature black professional baseball players who came after Jackie Robinsonthe revolutionary player who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

The HISTORY Channel, in association with MLB, has announced the premiere date for this original documentary.

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According to Varietythe two-hour documentary will premiere on June 18. The History Channel announced the documentary Friday, April 15, with Robinson’s 75th birthday starting at first base for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. It was the first time a black man played in the major leagues.

“When the Hall of Famer retired to pursue his efforts off the field, there was still a lot of work to be done in baseball and the players, including Bill White, Dry Floodand future Hall of Famer Bob Gibson picked up where Jackie left off,” read a press release sent to Variety.

“The relentless efforts and sacrifices of these brave men would ultimately advance the status of black players on and off the field, send the league toward greater roster integration, and force the sport of baseball and the country to change for the best.”

The doc will contain archived interviews and footage of White, Flood and Gibson, who continued the fight for racial equality. Ken Griffey Jr. Joe Torres, david roberts, Al downing and Tim Sculptor offer a modern perspective on their journey to equality.

Andrew Sheaths will direct with the producer Stanley Nelson.

In association with the documentary, HISTORY Channel publishes study guides for schools on Jackie Robinson and his life’s work. They also support the Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholars program.