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A Game of Color

1/13/18 - 3/18/2018

Main Library

Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area - 6th Floor

100 Larkin St.

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 PM, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Other Events:

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Upcoming Events

Make a Treasure Box
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 11:00 am
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Collaborative Crochet
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 12:30 pm
Visitacion Valley, Visitacion Valley Meeting Room
San Francisco’s 49 Mile Scenic Drive - A Virtual Tour
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00 pm
Ocean View, Ocean View Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Hidden Waters: A Walking Tour of Mission Bay
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:30 am
Mission Bay, Mission Bay Program Room
Vanished Waters: A History of San Francisco's Mission Bay
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:00 pm
Mission Bay, Mission Bay Program Room
Genealogy Research Lab
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 10:00 am
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room

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Current Exhibits

Unsung Heroes
Through Thursday, April 11, 2019
Main Library, African American Center
3D Model of West Portal Area on Display
Through Monday, March 25, 2019
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area
Illusion and the Magic City
Through Thursday, March 28, 2019
Main Library, San Francisco History Center

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