Michelle Obama praises Jackie Robinson movie
WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama said on Tuesday that a new movie chronicling Jackie Robinson's rise through Major League Baseball, including the racial discrimination he endured while breaking the sport's colour barrier in the 1940s, left her and the president "visibly, physically moved" after they saw it over the weekend.
The film, 42, also left the couple wondering "how on Earth did (the Robinsons) live through that. How did they do it? How did they endure the taunts and the bigotry for all of that time?" she said.
After several years in the Negro Baseball League, Robinson broke his sport's colour barrier in 1947 to become the first black Major League Baseball player, batting for the Brooklyn Dodgers. His number was 42.
Mrs Obama commented at a workshop for a group of high school and college students who saw the movie in the White House theatre.