Christopher Threston, graduate of our MA program, appeared on a CBS local story about the film “42” and the legacy of Jackie Robinson.
Chris is the author of The Integration of Baseball in Philadelphia (available on amazon). This book began life as an MA capstone paper! Chris teaches AP US History at Bishop Eustace Prep.After the book was published nearly 10 years ago, he has been contacted periodically by the media.
He reports “Four years ago, when the Phillies and Yankees were in the World Series, I was interviewed by the NY Daily News about the 1950 World Series (same teams) being the last “all-white” World Series. Then, just a few weeks ago, I received an invitation to a special Philadelphia screening of “42” for historical insight and which included the CBS3 interview.” They brought him to the rebuilt Pearl Theatre for the screening and the interview.