History Repeats Itself With The Biopic
Don't miss actor Chad Boseman tonight on 106!
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Chad Boseman As Jackie Robinson - Actor Chad Boseman is coming through 106 & Park tonight to discuss his portrayal of the trailblazing athlete, Jackie Robinson in the new movie 42. Boseman plays Jackie who is one of the most important athletes in history, especially to the advancement of Blacks in society.Don't miss a minute of Chad Boseman tonight when he comes through with his 42 co-star Harrison Ford only on 106!(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Jackie Robinson - Jackie Robinson was the first Black player in Major League Baseball and debuted as a shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues in 1944. In 1947 he made his debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers and shattered the color lines in baseball. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement, especially for Black athletes. In 1955, he went on to help the BK Dodgers win the World Series before retiring from the game in 1957.(Photo: Sporting News via Getty Images).
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Rob Brown as Ernie Davis - In 2008, actor Rob Brown portrayed the very influential career of football player Ernie Davis. The story came to life on screen in the film The Express and brought attention to Ernie's life and legacy as a player.(Photo: John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)
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Ernie Davis - Known as the "Elmira Express," Ernie Davis was forecasted to be one of the best football players to ever enter the league after making quite the name for himself on the Syracuse University football team. He was the first Black man to win the Heisman trophy and was drafted to the Cleveland Browns under his idol Jim Brown. Unfortunately, Davis never played a single game due to lukemia. He died at the age of 23.(Photo: Diamond Images/Getty Images)
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Beyonce as Etta James - In the movie Cadillac Records, Beyonce portrayed the one and only Etta James. It not only showed off Bey's acting skills, but it told the story of the blues legend in a very real and raw way opening the eyes of a generation and putting them onto her music.(Photo: AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)