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Actors Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman, who stars as Robinson, and director Brian Helgeland will share their experiences and answer questions from the students at the event.

Ford, 70, plays Brooklyn Dodgers executive Branch Rickey in the biopic. Robinson became the first African American to play in the major leagues when he broke in with the Dodgers in 1947.

“Air Force One” star and pilot Ford is returning to Washington, D.C., just two weeks after he discussed aviation issues with members of the House General Aviation Caucus.



The White House Director of the Office of Public Engagement Paulette Aniskoff will moderate a discussion about the film focused on the inspirational themes from Robinson's life.

Students from Thurgood Marshall Academy in Washington, D.C.; Watkins Mill High School in Gaithersburg, Md.; TC Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., and Amino Jackie Robinson Charter High School in Los Angeles, Calif., and college students who participate in the Jackie Robinson Scholars program will attend the event, according to the White House.