Celebrating Jackie Robinson

16 Apr 2013 - By TW Staff

(Pictured above: Chadwick Boseman, Carol Melton, Executive Vice President for Global Public Policy of Time Warner Inc, John Gray, Director of the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and Lonnie G. Bunch III, director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture pose with Jackie Robinson artifacts during the Washington, D.C. screening of Warner Bro's film 42.)

On April 15, in celebration of Jackie Robinson Day, Time Warner’s Public Policy Office hosted a special screening of 42 in the Warner Bros. Theater at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Carol Melton, Time Warner Executive Vice President, Global Public Policy, welcomed 250 attendees, including members of Congress and their staffs, administration officials, industry representatives and many other groups such as the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which Time Warner supports and which provides internship and educational programs in Washington.

The film’s star, Chadwick Boseman, joined the event and, following the film, participated in an interesting and informative question-and-answer session about his experiences working with Harrison Ford and portraying this iconic American hero.

Lonnie Bunch, director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, conducted the interview with Boseman (as seen below). The American History Museum’s Warner Bros. Theater, a state-of-the-art venue dedicated in 2012, was made possible through a generous donation by the studio to further the Museum’s mission to preserve and explore the legacy of American cinema.

The American History Museum’s director, John Gray, joined in welcoming guests to the Museum, and the Museum’s curator gave introductory remarks about famous sports memorabilia in the Museum and displayed baseballs signed by Jackie Robinson, which are among the Museum’s important and prized collections.

Pictured above (L-R): Chadwick Boseman, Kyle Dixon, Vice President of Public Policy of Time Warner Inc. and Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen (D-VI) speak during the screening.

Photo Credit: Kris Connor