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Preview on upcoming documentary on MLB’s color-barrier breaker held
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Leader photo by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT A 40-minute preview of Ken Burns’ upcoming documentary on Jackie Robinson followed by a panel discussion was held Monday at the Eddie G. Robinson Museum in Grambling. The panel heading the discussion included, from left to right, Paul J. Letlow, Ralph Garr, Wayne Causey, Mackie Freeze, George Stone, James Cooper, Wilbert Ellis and Charlie Winham.

GRAMBLING — The late Eddie Robinson Sr. was a true trailblazer, even flirting with the possibility of becoming the NFL’s first black head coach in the 1970s before deciding his place remained at Grambling State University.

So it was only fitting that last Monday the Eddie Robinson Museum played host to a program previewing a new Ken Burns’ historical documentary premiering this month on PBS surrounding another trailblazer — Jackie Robinson.

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