Jackie Robinson Breaks the Major League Baseball Color Barrier
Grades: 3 - 5

Video Description: Dr. Raymond Doswell, curator of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, shares his thoughts on the history and impact of Jackie Robinson’s entry into Major League Baseball.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: DUS History-179**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Provide the video to students doing their own independent project about Jackie Robinson, discrimination in sports, and/or related topics.
  • After viewing the video, have students discuss the situations described and how much they think the situation in sports and/or life in general has changed today.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.