Saturday, February 11, 2017

04:00pm to 10:00pm

Eastside College Prep High School
1041 Myrtle St
East Palo Alto, CA 94303Get Directions

The Jackie Robinson Story - Movie and Conversation poster

Come and hear about what playing sports used to be like for African Americans before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier from a local who was part of history! East Palo Alto Mayor Larry Moody will have a fireside chat with Bob Hoover/"Uncle Bob." Uncle Bob was the first African American Baseball player to play at Penn State; he went on to play in the Negro League with all of the Negro League greats. Following this conversation, the movie, #42 The Story of Jackie Robinson, will be shown in its entirety. It is a terrific movie and will be all the more meaningful once you've had a chance to hear from Bob Hoover and ask questions. This is brought to you as part of the Black History Experience Month series.