Detroit teens to view Jackie Robinson film, '42'

Published On: Apr 25 2013 05:54:58 AM EDT

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DETROIT -

More than 100 teenagers will attend a viewing of the film "42" at the Renaissance Center in downtown Detroit.
 
   Comerica Bank says the 13- to 15-year-olds also will sit in on a panel discussion Thursday afternoon after watching the movie, which is based on the life and career of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson.
 
   Robinson was the first black to play in Major League Baseball. The film opened this month, 66 years after Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.
 
   Ron Teasley, a former Negro League player and acquaintance of Robinson, will take part in the panel discussion.
 
   The teens are in programs at Don Bosco Hall, a Detroit nonprofit. Comerica Bank will present a $10,000 grant to Don Bosco Hall prior to Saturday's Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park.

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