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Student Workshop on Jackie Robinson Movie “42”

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Washington, DC
Saturday, April 20, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama recently hosted a workshop for students and the cast and crew of the film “42” about Jackie Robinson’s career and the integration of baseball. About 80 high school and college students attended the workshop at the White House and were able to ask questions of the cast, the film’s director, and Jackie Robinson’s widow.

Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:13am (ET)

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