Tomorrow evening, Wednesday, April 12, at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a screening of part one of Ken Burns’s documentary, Jackie Robinson. This film focuses on Robinson’s early life, from his childhood in Georgia through his first season with the Brooklyn Dodgers. It will be introduced by co-directors, producers, and writers Sarah Burns and David McMahon, and is presented in conjunction with BHS’s exhibition on Jackie Robinson and his historic breaking of major league baseball’s color barrier. Part two of the documentary will be shown the following Wednesday, April 19. The event is free, but you must reserve tickets here.
On Thursday evening, April 13 at 6:30, BHS presents Randy Cohen, of Person Place Thing, with award-winning novelist and essayist Siri Hustvedt. Admission is $10, or $5 for BHS members; purchase tickets here.