There are many films appropriate for use here. The number and type used will vary depending on the age and experience of the students involved. I have included only the one I will use with my third grade students. They were chosen as tools to further students understanding of the background which created the environment that allowed segregated baseball to exist. At the same time, it is hoped that they will illustrate the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement as a movement that was necessitated by the same factors which created the color-line in baseball and had heroes who suffered and fought just like the stars of the Negro Leagues.
“The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.” 1974.
“The Ernest Green Story.” 1993.
“Eyes on the Prize.” 1987.
“The Story of Ruby Bridges.” 1989. (There is also an excellent children’s book with the same title by Robert Coles.)