Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting Ends

  • Hattiloo Theatre 37 Cooper Street Memphis, TN, 38103 United States

On a spring day in 1947, Branch Rickey, the powerful General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, summons heavy weight champion, Joe Louis, tap star Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson and actor Paul Robeson to his hotel room in Manhattan. Rickey wants their support when he taps Jackie Robinson to be the Major League's first black ball player. But a powerful struggle ensues when the eloquent Robeson raises questions about Rickey's motivations to integrate white baseball.