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As tributes continue to pour in for the late Chadwick Boseman, his film “42,” in which he played Jackie Robinson, is heading back to theaters. It was the actor’s first starring role.

Chris Rock channels Robin DiAngelo: "It’s the Jackie Robinson thing. It’s written like he broke a barrier, as if there weren’t Black people that could play before him. And that’s how white people have learned about racism."

"As a kid in Brooklyn, he rooted for the all-White Yankees while Jackie Robinson crossed the color line at Ebbets Field, just a couple of miles from his home. He so craves the familiar he married his own cousin." — Wayne Barrett on Rudy Giuliani, 1999

The Anderson native who also portrayed Jackie Robinson in 42 died from colon cancer on Friday.

AMC Theaters will re-release the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" as a tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.


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Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played Black icons Jackie Robinson and James Brown before finding fame as the regal Black Panther in the Marvel cinematic universe, died Friday of cancer, his representative said. He was 43.

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Chadwick came to the White House to work with kids when he was playing Jackie Robinson. You could tell right away that he was blessed. To be young, gifted, and Black; to use that power to give them heroes to look up to; to do it all while in pain – what a use of his years.

Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in “42,” has died at the age of 42 on Jackie Robinson Day. What an awful loss for this world.

Chadwick Boseman played Thurgood Marshall, Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Floyd Little and T’Challa. Someday, someone will get to play him.

As we celebrate Black History Month and Jackie Robinson’s 100th birthday, we celebrate the life of all whose courage opened the gates for everybody, and in the process, made America better.

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Every retweet this gets = a thank you to Jackie Robinson. #Jackie42 

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Lonzo's new sleeve features: ➖ MLK ➖ Rosa ParksJackie RobinsonMalcolm X ➖ Harriet TubmanBarack Obama "The Marathon Continues" at the top of the arm ? (via stevebutchertattoos/IG)

"... I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world." - Jackie Robinson, 1972