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    • Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting

    • By: Ed Schmidt
    • Narrated by: Ed Asner, Carl Lumbly, Full Cast
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The complex issues of baseball integration

    • By Deborah on 05-09-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • American Dreams

    • By: Velina Hasu Houston
    • Narrated by: Mary Bond Davis, Yvonne Farrow, Bonnie Oda Homsey, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $6.95