WATCH: ROC's Walter Cooper Shares Story Of His Work With Jackie Robinson In Fight For Equal Rights

Jun 9, 2016

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The new documentary on the life and times of baseball legend Jackie Robinson by filmmaker Ken Burns includes a familiar face. Historic footage captured scientist, educator and civil rights activist, Walter Cooper, standing side-by-side with Jackie Robinson. Though the scene may have been a short one, the story behind it reflects the life of a man that transcended the baseball field. Rochester resident Walter Cooper joins this segment of Need to Know to talk about a legacy that continues to inspire.