Baseball movie to be shown for Black History Month at library
In recognition of Black History Month, Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will show a movie about the first African American baseball player in Major League Baseball on Saturday, February 22, beginning at 1:00 pm, in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Blvd in Missouri City.
Released in 2013, this sports drama portrays the true story of Jackie Robinson, who broke the racial barrier in professional baseball and paved the way for the entry of black players into all professional sports.
Recruited by Branch Rickey to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, Robinson endured unrelenting hostility on and off the field, from players and fans alike. Struggling against his nature to endure the abuse without complaint, Robinson found allies and hope in places he least expected. This film is rated PG-13.
The movie is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be available. The libraries’ licensing agreement for public showing of films prohibits them from releasing the name of the movie outside of the library.
For more information, call the branch library at 281-238-2900 or the library’s Public Information Office at 281-341-2677.
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