Discover Greatness: More About the Exhibit

From a look at the exhibition in the Museum galleries to news clips and videos of supporting events and programming, explore the impact of Discover Greatness on Museum visitors of all ages.

In the Museum

Since its opening at the Museum in September, Discover Greatness has amplified the stories of Negro League teams and their players too often marginalized or overlooked by historical summaries of the game.

Students look at a docent explaining the exhibition.

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Students hold up an iPad with a colorized photo from the exhibit.

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Students hold iPad up to items from the exhibit to look at colorized photos.

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Two visitors look at one of the exhibit photos.

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Viewers hold up and point at an iPad with colorized photos from the exhibit.

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Visitors gather in the exhibit hallway.

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Public Programs

Discover Greatness has provided a vehicle for important discussions of race and racism in our national pastime and in our nation at large.



Educational Programs

Middle and High School classes from throughout the region have taken part in our immersive Discover Greatness education program. Virtual field trips offer the opportunity for students to participate safely regardless of their location, while still engaging in a live experience with exhibition content, the Museum’s education team and one another.

For more information about our virtual school trips, visit our Education Programs page or contact Education Director Jenny Pollack.


In the News

Discover Greatness and the exhibition’s attendant programs have attracted wide attention from local, state and national media.

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“Together the photographs illuminate the complex history and struggles of African Americans in our national pastime, bringing to the fore both historical and contemporary issues of racial equity and social justice.”
NY Sports Day

New Jersey Monthly | February 3, 2020

A Fresh Look at Baseball’s Negro Leagues: An interactive exhibit at the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center sheds a more comprehensive light on the sport’s history.

View Article | December 29, 2019

Your Guide To “Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History Of Negro Leagues Baseball” Exhibition At The Yogi Berra Museum

View Article

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