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Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson: Black Baseball in America

Event Type: Virtual
Age Group(s): Adult
Date: 2/3/2021
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Description:
 Black professional baseball originates in the decades of the 1880's and comes down to the advent of Jackie Robinson's entry into the Major Leagues. This program tells the story of great Black players and great Black teams who played their games behind a color line built by American racism. Selections from a documentary on this era include players speaking to audiences about their playing days, and is accompanied by music that speaks to what Black baseball was about. Poet, playwright, and performer Kevin Kane will also present his original poem, Breaking the Line with the Mudville Nine, which introduces audiences to K. C. of Kansas City, and stands side by side with the great American baseball poem, Casey at the Bat.
Library: Virtual Programs
Registration Ends: 2/2/2021 at 5:00 PM
Contact: Rosemary Scalese
Contact Number: 856-772-1636 x7365
Presenter: Dr, Lawrence Hogan and Kevin Kane
Status: Closed


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