Did anyone know this TV movie even existed? And how did I not know Jackie Robinson was acquitted at a court-martial for insubordination as a second lieutenant in the Army?  Anyone seen the movie, recommend it?

6 Responses to “The Court-Martial Of Jackie Robinson”

  1. WarLawyer says:

    Lead played by Andre Braugher Worth the price of admission. Believe the setting was Louisiana and classic segregation theme

  2. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    Thanks, WL. Yes, I am a big Andre Braugher fan since his days on Homicide so that was part of what initially peaked my interest. I’d be curious to know if anyone has seen a non-fiction account.

  3. Phil Cave says:

    http://court-martial-ucmj.com/worth-the-read/jackie-robinsonnot-guilty/

  4. Mike "No Man" Navarre says:

    Thanks Phil. Nice piece by on the National Archives website, here.

  5. publius says:

    Didn’t know there was a movie. Remember reading somewhere that Branch Rickey thought this incident spoke well of Robinson’s character. It showed he was best equipped among top Negro League players to handle the pressure of being the first player to break the color line. Might have been in Jules Tygiel’s “Baseball’s Great Experiment”.

  6. Dew_Process says:

    I saw the movie some years ago – it’s worth the time and the National Archieves piece is very informative – especially the Results of Trial.