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Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story (2017)

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In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history.

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Jon Strong
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Hank Aaron ... Himself
Andrew Young Andrew Young ... Himself
Cal Ripken ... Himself
Gary Sheffield Gary Sheffield ... Himself
Davey Johnson Davey Johnson ... Himself
Will Preyer Will Preyer ... Himself
Stewart Hall Stewart Hall ... Himself
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In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history. Jackie Robinson had broken the Major League color barrier eight years earlier, but segregation still prevailed. Our future hinged upon local Southern communities to either embrace Robinson's pioneering efforts, to redouble its longstanding commitment to segregation, or to remain quietly complicit in a system of racial inequality. Florida's 1955 Little League State Championship represents a shining moment in our nation's history when children led us all toward a better way. In one of the first integrated Little League games in the South, the all-Black Pensacola Jaycees and the all-White Orlando Kiwanis moved beyond fears, threats and the unknown to break with tradition and show the world what was possible. More than 60 years later, team captains Will Preyer (Pensacola) and Stewart Hall (... Written by Common Pictures

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English

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August 2017 (USA) See more »

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Orlando, Florida, USA See more »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Great documentary...still filled with white lies about racism!
17 May 2019 | by negellabbsSee all my reviews

I grew up during the 50's...These grown white guys fair well knew that they, their family members and community was built on racism. Pitiful, that in this day and age they continue with the same white lies! "White folks and their unwillingness to accept the truth about themselves" How can this be a great documentary if folks are still lying?...even the Christian! Half stars for half truths!


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