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This is Part 1 of the educational version of the documentary about Carl Erskine, the last of the Brooklyn Dodgers’ storied “Boys of Summer” who had a profound social impact in diversity and inclusion. Carl was witness to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in baseball and the beginning of Special Olympics. Part 1 follows Carl Erskine from his youth in the burgeoning industrial town of Anderson, Indiana, through meeting Jackie Robinson and signing a Major League Baseball contract with the Brooklyn Dodgers. In between, it covers Carl’s deep friendship with Johnny Wilson, and the courage the two of them — Carl being White, Johnny being Black — showed in navigating the racism of the era. Produced by Ted Green Films in partnership with the Indiana Historical Society and Special Olympics Indiana, this film shows Carl's life themes of friendship, loyalty, acceptance, inclusion, diginity, leadership, and social change.
Subject:
Sociology
Level:
Middle School, High School
Material Type:
Lesson
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Date Added:
08/14/2022
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Language:
English
Media Format:
Video

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