Ken Burns Classroom

Jackie Robinson and Malcolm X

Ken Burns Film: Jackie Robinson

Collections: Postwar United States (1945-1970s)

Subject: African American History Race and Identity US History

Grade Level: 7-12

Video Run Time: 3:25

Rachel Robinson discusses Jackie’s stance against violence and the rhetoric surrounding it, and his perspective on Malcolm X. Jackie denounced Malcolm X as “a man without a plan” and accused him of being “militant on Harlem street corners, where militancy is not dangerous.”