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  • Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting | Ed Schmidt

    Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By Ed Schmidt
    • Narrated By Ed Asner, Carl Lumbly, Full Cast
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    On a spring day in 1947, Mr. Rickey, the powerful General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, summons heavyweight champion Joe Louis, tap star Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and actor Paul Robeson to his hotel room in Manhattan. Rickey wants their support when he taps Jackie Robinson to be the Major League's first black ballplayer. But a power struggle ensues when the eloquent Robeson raises questions about Rickey's motivations to integrate white baseball.

    Deborah says: "The complex issues of baseball integration"
  • American Dreams | Velina Hasu Houston

    American Dreams

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Velina Hasu Houston
    • Narrated By Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, and others
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    After World War II, an African American war vet brings home his Japanese bride. The family must learn to be tolerant of their new family member, while dealing with prejudice in the outside world. An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, Peter A. Jacobs, Carl Lumbly, Vonetta McGee, Don Reed, Charlie Robinson, and Patricia Thompson. Directed by Peggy Shannon. Recorded before a live audience in Santa Monica, CA, in January, 1991.

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