'42' and other films document the struggles and successes of
By Danny Miller
Special to MSN Movies
Brian Helgeland's powerful new film, "42," tells the remarkable story of baseball legend
Jackie Robinson, the man who broke the color line in the sport, becoming the
first African-American player in the major leagues. The film features great
performances by Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey, the Brooklyn
Dodgers executive who was determined to end racial segregation in baseball
despite massive objections from members of the public and even players on his
own team, and Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson,
who played in six World Series and was later awarded the Congressional Gold
Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Let's take a look at some other
films that reflect barriers being broken by African-Americans.
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"42'" is out in theaters April 12.
(Warner Bros. Pictures)