*A Game of Color:

The African-American Experience in Baseball
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This exhibition of artifacts, artworks and photographs covers over a half century of African-Americans in professional baseball, from the founding of the first Negro League in 1920 through the integration of major league baseball in 1947 and up to a new wave of outspoken African-American players in the 1960s and 70s who challenged the baseball establishment.

This exhibit is presented by the Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies (Whittier College).

Opening Event: Sunday, January 28, 1:00, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Other Events:

Called Up: The Emmett Ashford Story – Film and Discussion, February 7, 6:00, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Beyond Branch Rickey: The Hidden Forces Behind the Breaking of Baseball's Color Barrier. February 21, 6:30, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room

A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation – Film and Discussion, February 27, 6:00, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

World Series of Baseball Poetry, March 1, 6:00, Main Library, Latino Hispanic Community Room

No No: A Dockumentary – Film and Discussion, March 8, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 6:00

The exhibit and all events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the Lefty O’Doul Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Dusty Baker SABR Chapter and The Baseball Reliquary.

These cultural events are free and open to the public.

Upcoming Events

Jazz Performance by Six Roses
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 3:00 pm
Anza, Anza Meeting Room

Current Exhibits

Resilience
Through Friday, December 29, 2017
Main Library, African American Center

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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