Jackie Robinson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Sharon Robinson On Breaking Barriers, Fighting For Justice, And Getting Her Father's Story Right http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/sharon-robinson-breaking-barriers-fighting-justice-and-getting-her-fathers-story-right <p></p><p></p><p>When Jackie Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball in 1947, he laid a framework of courage and social justice for all Americans that would continue to help shape the future of the country both on and off the field.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 14:35:49 +0000 Erin Williams 26151 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Sharon Robinson On Breaking Barriers, Fighting For Justice, And Getting Her Father's Story Right St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company Presents ‘Jackie And Me’ http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-metro-theater-company-presents-jackie-and-me <p>Jackie Robinson was a baseball player who broke the so-called “color barrier,” becoming the first African American player in Major League Baseball’s modern era.</p><p>He debuted with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.</p><p>St. Louis’ <a href="http://metrotheatercompany.org/">Metro Theater Company</a> presents a play about the life of Jackie Robinson called <em>Jackie and Me</em>.</p><p>The production follows Joey Stoshack, a boy who discovers a rare baseball card is his ticket to travel back in time to Branch Rickey’s office on the day Robinson becomes an MLB player.</p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 23:32:35 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 8043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis’ Metro Theater Company Presents ‘Jackie And Me’