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Discovering the Negro Leagues
August 20, 2020 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until August 27, 2020
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues. This online program explores DISCOVER GREATNESS: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball, on loan from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. The exhibit showcases 90 framed photographs and Negro Leagues artifacts illuminating the rich history of African American baseball from the late 1800s to the 1960s.
- Explore the complex history and struggles of Black players in our national pastime
- Learn about Jim Crow, the Great Migration and their connection to the birth and growth of the Negro Leagues
- Think critically about larger, ongoing issues of systemic racism and social injustice
All programs include a virtual tour of the Yogi Berra Museum’s permanent collection.