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A Long Way from Home is... [about] a topic that needs to be discussed.
González helps shatter the myth that baseball was an inviting place once [Jackie] Robinson debuted on the Dodgers in 1947.
A Long Way from Home... is the start of efforts to collect [the] dying history [of the desegregation struggle] and revive interest in the game among young blacks.

A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation

Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947, but it took another generation of Black and Latino players to make the sport truly open to all. Playing in remote minor-league towns, these were the men who, before they could live their big-league dreams, first had to beat Jim Crow.

Featuring James “Mudcat” Grant, Orlando Cepeda, Tony Pérez, Jimmy Wynn, Grover “Deacon” Jones, J.R. Richard, Enos Cabell, Octavio “Cookie” Rojas, Orlando Peña, and Bobby Tolan.

This film was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Broadcast Information

A Long Way from Home will be available via On Demand on cable network TV One beginning October 1, 2017. Broadcast on TV One is scheduled for February 2018.