WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama says a new movie chronicling the rise of
baseball great Jackie Robinson, including the racial discrimination he suffered
on and off the ballfield, left her and the president visibly moved after they
saw it over the weekend.
She said the film, "42," also had them wondering "how on earth" the Robinsons
lived through it.
Mrs. Obama commented Tuesday before an interactive workshop she held for high
school and college students after a screening in the White House movie theater.
Students also got to question Robinson's widow, Rachel, and cast and crew
members, including Chadwick Boseman, who plays Robinson in the movie.
President Barack Obama was holding a separate White House screening of "42"
for the cast and crew Tuesday evening.