Special screening of movie"42" for students


by Michael Schlesinger

MEQUON--The big screen got even bigger for some middle school students who attend Roosevelt Junior High in Milwaukee.  Not only did they see the film about baseball great Jackie Robinson and how he broke the color barrier by being the first black player in the American League, but they also were able to ask questions to Baseball Commissioner and Milwaukee native Bud Selig and Robinson's own daughter, Sharon.

Selig says this is a movie worth seeing over and over again.  Robinson's daughter adds while she thoroughly enjoyed the movie, she wishes the film could have explored more of his life rather than just a few years in the 1940's.  She says he was a very religious man , for instance.  But she goes on to say there's enough flavor to give moviegoers a real taste of who her father really was.

The students say they appreciated the film.  More specifically, Robinson's stamina and determination to fight prejudice.  They also were happy to hear Sharon Robinson's message of having great inner strength in order to tackle any obstacle in life.  



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