Celebrate Black History Month by exploring the lives of prominent figures in African-American history - through film! Refreshments will be provided.
This evening we will celebrate the life of baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson with a showing of 42. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford), legendary manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, defies major league baseball's notorious color barrier by signing Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team. The heroic act puts both Rickey and Robinson in the firing line of the public, the press and other players. Facing open racism from all sides, Robinson demonstrates true courage and admirable restraint by not reacting in kind and lets his undeniable talent silence the critics for him.