A Long Way from Home

Subtitle or Series: 
The Untold Story of Baseball's Desegregation
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Date Publication: 
June, 2017

(Film) A Long Way from Home. The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation. Director: Gaspar González.  Written by Gaspar González and Matthew Frye Jacobson. A Hammer and Nail Production. (2017) 

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947, but it took another generation of black and Latino players to make the sport truly open to all. Playing in remote minor-league towns, these were the men who, before they could live their big-league dreams, first had to beat Jim Crow.

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Matthew Jacobson is the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies and History, Professor of African American Studies and the Chair of the Ethnicity, Race and Migrations Program at Yale University.