New Jackie Robinson Movie Hits Theaters

42The new Jackie Robinson movie, 42: The True Story of an American Legend, opened April 12.

The film chronicles the Brooklyn Dodgers’ star as he broke baseball’s color barrier on April 15, 1947.

Robinson faced intense adversity at a time when racial segregation was the norm.

Yet his teammates stuck by him as he paved the way for future African-American ballplayers to make their mark.

Chadwick Boseman portrays Robinson, while Harrison Ford stars as Dodgers’ president and general manager Branch Rickey.

Robinson played his entire 10-year career in Brooklyn and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Cooperstown in 1962.