145. A Grassroots Movement to Change the Narrative: A Conversation with Ted Green
Ted Green is a documentarian whose latest film, ‘The Best We’ve Got: The Carl Erskine Story’, will be airing on PBS SoCal July 4th.Ted’s film is an in-depth look at Carl Erskine, a Dodgers pitcher whose son Jimmie was born with Down syndrome 63 years ago, a time in our country’s history when segregation plagued humanity. Carl and Betty, when faced with the inevitable institutionalization of their son, which was the option that was customarily given by the medical community to protect the integrity of their family unit, made the choice to take their child home and raise him. A decision for the time that took great courage, taking some of the first steps to change the narrative of Down syndrome.
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