After Jackie Baseball Doc Set for The HISTORY Channel


After Jackie, a new two-hour documentary about the Black baseball players that followed in Jackie Robinson’s footsteps, is slated to premiere on The HISTORY Channel in June.

The doc tells the story of the second wave of talented Black baseball players that came after Robinson, including Bill White, Curt Flood and Bob Gibson, who were up next in the fight for racial equality. After Jackie is set to premiere on The HISTORY Channel on June 18 during the 75th anniversary year of Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball.

The film features interviews with White and Gibson, before his untimely passing, as well as former and current baseball players such as CC Sabathia, Mookie Betts, Ken Griffey Jr., Joe Torre, Dave Roberts, Al Downing and Tim McCarver, sports journalists and unlimited access to Major League Baseball’s media archive that chronicles more than a century of baseball history, as well as rarely seen Jackie Robinson footage.

After Jackie is produced for The HISTORY Channel by UNINTERRUPTED and Firelight Films in association with Major League Baseball and in collaboration with The Jackie Robinson Foundation. LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson and Philip Byron are executive producers for UNINTERRUPTED. Stanley Nelson is the executive producer for Firelight Films. Andre Gaines is executive producer and director. Eli Lehrer and Jim Pasquarella are executive producers for The HISTORY Channel. Nick Trotta is the executive producer for Major League Baseball. Matthew Rissmiller is the co-executive producer for UNINTERRUPTED.

A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to After Jackie.

In addition to airing the documentary, The HISTORY Channel is supporting the Jackie Robinson Foundation’s Scholars program as well as creating robust education guides for schools in conjunction with After Jackie.