At a time when segregation was the norm, Jackie Robinson became the first black athlete signed to a major sports team since the 1800's. But, the importance of the life of Jackie Robinson goes far outside the baseball diamond. The example of Robinson's character and unquestionable talent challenged the traditional basis of segregation, which then marked many other aspects of American life, and contributed significantly to the Civil Rights Movement.

The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.

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