Jackie Robinson on the Kerner Report

Date: March 1968
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KTVU 54-13
16mm b&w, co-magnetic sound film
KTVU News report from March 1968 by Claud Mann in San Francisco, featuring brief scenes from an interview with former major league baseball player and civil rights activist Jackie Robinson (1919-72). Robinson gives his initial reaction to the release on February 29th of the Kerner Report on civil disorder in the United States, which warned that: "Our nation is moving towards two societies, one black, one white - separate and unequal." Robinson feels that the Kerner Report is: "the best report that we've seen or heard of by any important commission." It should be noted that Robinson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.
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