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Public is invited to free preview of ‘Jackie Robinson’

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NEW KEN BURNS DOCUMENTARY AIRS APRIL 11-12 ON PBS HAWAII

 

This photo from the Palama Settlement Archives was taken when a young Jackie Robinson played for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team.

HONOLULU, HI – PBS Hawaii and Palama Settlement are co-hosting a free 40-minute sneak preview of Jackie Robinson, the latest documentary from acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns.

 

Sneak Preview: Jackie Robinson
Wednesday, April 6 at 6PM
Palama Settlement
810 N Vineyard Blvd, Honolulu
RSVP: pbshawaii.org/jackie-robinson-event

 

This photo (left) from the Palama Settlement Archives was taken when a young Jackie Robinson played for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team.

 

The two-part documentary follows the story of the first African American to play in baseball’s major leagues. It makes its broadcast premiere April 11 (part one) and April 12 (part two) at 9:00 pm.

 

Jackie Robinson Day is on Friday, April 15.

 

Before the screening, Paula Rath, Palama Settlement Board of Trustees Emeritus, is scheduled to discuss Robinson’s ties to Hawaii. In 1941, Robinson stayed at Palama Settlement, when Waikiki hotels barred him entry because of the color of his skin.

 

“I’m very proud of Palama’s legacy of acceptance of all people,” Rath said in a statement.

 

The public can RSVP online at pbshawaii.org/jackie-robinson-event. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. Free parking is available on-site at Palama Settlement. For questions, please contact Liberty Peralta at 973-1383, or lperalta@pbshawaii.org.

 

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Sneak Preview Event:
Jackie Robinson

JACKIE ROBINSON a film by Ken Burns

 

PBS Hawaii and Palama Settlement present a FREE 40-minute sneak preview of JACKIE ROBINSON, the latest documentary from director Ken Burns, on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 pm, at the Palama Settlement’s dining hall.

 

RSVP

 

RSVPs help us with planning and do not guarantee seats. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to arrive early.

 

The first time Jackie Robinson played a professional sport was for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team. He stayed at Palama Settlement in Honolulu, since Waikiki hotels barred him entry because of the color of his skin. “I’m very proud of Palama’s legacy of acceptance of all people,” said Paula Rath, Palama Settlement Board of Trustees Emeritus.

 

About the film: Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color line. This new documentary reveals fascinating stories about the legend’s life on and off the field.

 

The two-part documentary premieres Monday, April 11 at 9:00 pm (part one), and Tuesday, April 12 at 9:00 pm (part two), on PBS Hawaii.