“Everywhere you turn in American history you come up against [race] and it’s not something that we’re used to wanting to confront; and as a filmmaker for 40 years I have had to confront it” said Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Ken Burns the other night as he introduced his latest film, “Jackie Robinson,” at New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The Center’s auditorium was filled with students, community members and scholars who had gathered to see a sneak peak of the two-part documentary (directed by Ken, his daughter Sarah Burns and David McMahon). It will premiere on PBS April 11 and 12 (check local listings).
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