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Mr. Rickey calls a meeting

Author: Ed Schmidt; Edward Asner; Charlie Robinson; Carl Lumbly; L.A. Theatre Works.
Publisher: [Venice, Calif.] : L.A. Theatre Works, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a dramatized account of a meeting organized by Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The invited guests include heavyweight champion Joe Louis, tap star Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and actor Paul Robeson. Rickey wants their backing when he taps Jackie Robinson to be the major league's first black ballplayer. The men discuss the integration of baseball, racial equality, and their own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Branch Rickey; Joe Louis; Bill Robinson; Paul Robeson; Jackie Robinson; Joe Louis; Branch Rickey; Paul Robeson; Bill Robinson; Jackie Robinson
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Schmidt; Edward Asner; Charlie Robinson; Carl Lumbly; L.A. Theatre Works.
OCLC Number: 38573477
Notes: Recorded by the L.A. Theatre Works as part of the live performance play series, "The play's the thing."
Performer(s): Featuring Edward Asner, Charlie Robinson, and Carl Lumbly.
Description: 1 sound cassette : analog.
Other Titles: Mister Rickey calls a meeting
Play's the thing (Radio program)
Responsibility: by Ed Schmidt.

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Presents a dramatized account of a meeting organized by Branch Rickey, the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The invited guests include heavyweight champion Joe Louis, tap star Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, and actor Paul Robeson. Rickey wants their backing when he taps Jackie Robinson to be the major league's first black ballplayer. The men discuss the integration of baseball, racial equality, and their own struggles with segregation in the United States.

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