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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

Author Talk with Jasmine Guillory
Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 6:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B
Gallery Talk: Potrero Hill & Mission Bay, 1980
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Music Center - 4th Floor
Working the Roots by Michele Lee
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 1:00 pm
Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Rms A & B

More related events

Upcoming Classes

How to Research a San Francisco Building
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 2:00 pm
Golden Gate Valley, Golden Gate Valley Meeting Room
Finding Your Asian American Roots
Thursday, May 31, 2018, 6:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

Current Exhibits

A Voteless People Is a Hopeless People
Through Thursday, August 9, 2018
Main Library, African American Center