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This is Part 3 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 3 opens with the birth of Carl’s son Jimmy, who has Down syndrome, and then dives back to show the mistreatment of people with intellectual disabilities that began in the United States’ Industrial Age. It then shows how the Erskines bucked the trend by not institutionalizing Jimmy and instead brought him home, and how they subsequently became national pioneers in the acceptance of people with special needs. 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:
08/15/2022
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives
Language:
English
Media Format:
Video

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