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Mr. Rickey calls a meeting

Author: Ed SchmidtSheldon EppsSusan Albert LoewenbergEdward AsnerDavid DowningAll authors
Publisher: [Venice, Calif.] : L.A. Theatre Works, ℗2004.
Series: Audio theatre series.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a dramatized account of a meeting organized by Branch Rickey (Ed Asner) the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The invited guests include heavyweight champion Joe Louis (Charlie Robinson), tap star Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (Tommy Hicks), and actor Paul Robeson (Carl Lumbly). Rickey wants their backing when he taps Jackie Robinson to be the major league's first black ballplayer. The men discuss the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Radio plays
Radio adaptations
Drama
Historical 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: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Ed Schmidt; Sheldon Epps; Susan Albert Loewenberg; Edward Asner; David Downing; Tommy Hicks; Carl Lumbly; Sterling Macer; Charlie Robinson; Rugg Williams; L.A. Theatre Works.
ISBN: 9781580812962 1580812961
OCLC Number: 57756671
Notes: Compact discs.
"A full cast production; the complete play"--Container.
Credits: An L.A. Theatre Works production ; directed by Sheldon Epps ; executive producer Susan Albert Loewenberg.
Cast: Edward Asner, David Downing, Tommy Hicks, Carl Lumbly, Sterlilng Macer, Charlie Robinson, Rugg Williams.
Description: 2 audio discs (100 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Title: Audio theatre series.
Other Titles: Mister Rickey calls a meeting
Responsibility: by Ed Schmidt.

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Presents a dramatized account of a meeting organized by Branch Rickey (Ed Asner) the general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The invited guests include heavyweight champion Joe Louis (Charlie Robinson), tap star Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (Tommy Hicks), and actor Paul Robeson (Carl Lumbly). 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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