Sneak Preview Event:
PBS Hawaii and Palama Settlement present a FREE 40-minute sneak preview of JACKIE ROBINSON, the latest documentary from director Ken Burns, on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 pm, at the Palama Settlement’s dining hall.
RSVPs help us with planning and do not guarantee seats. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, so we encourage you to arrive early.
The first time Jackie Robinson played a professional sport was for the Honolulu Bears, a semi-professional football team. He stayed at Palama Settlement in Honolulu, since Waikiki hotels barred him entry because of the color of his skin. “I’m very proud of Palama’s legacy of acceptance of all people,” said Paula Rath, Palama Settlement Board of Trustees Emeritus.
About the film: Examine the life and times of Jack Roosevelt Robinson, who in 1947 lifted a nation and an entire race on his shoulders when he crossed baseball’s color line. This new documentary reveals fascinating stories about the legend’s life on and off the field.
The two-part documentary premieres Monday, April 11 at 9:00 pm (part one), and Tuesday, April 12 at 9:00 pm (part two), on PBS Hawaii.