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Dodgers: Jackie Robinson Museum to Celebrate Legend’s Birthday with Screening of ’42’

Next week marks 104 years since the birth of Dodgers great and baseball legend Jackie Robinson on January 31, 1919. While last October was 50 years since Jackie passed away, his widow, Rachel, is still with us at age 100.

The Jackie Robinson Museum is located in New York City and run by the Jackie Robinson Foundation, and they have a pretty special event planned to celebrate Robinson’s birthday.

Before he was Black Panther, the late, great Chadwick Boseman did an outstanding job portraying Jackie on the big screen. The movie also includes an excellent performance from Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey and Nicole Beharie as Rachel. Alan Tudyk’s performance as racist Phillies manager Ben Chapman is unsettlingly good, too, in a very uncomfortable way.

The screening of the film will take place this Saturday, January 28, at 2pm at the Jackie Robinson Museum located at One Hudson Square Building, 75 Varick St in New York City. The museum is something you should visit at least once in your life, and if you’re in the New York area this weekend, you might as well catch a movie while you visit.

According to the museum’s website, “The Jackie Robinson Museum seeks to bring people from all walks together to commune and appreciate each other’s humanity and diverse experiences. We create a forum for debate and discussion, reflecting the ways in which we as a society can make progress by working together to solve difficult social issues and by appreciating how one life can make a difference.”

Have you been to the Jackie Robinson Museum We’d love to hear your experiences!

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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