The students were incredibly excited to know there were African American pioneers in baseball, just like Martin Luther King Jr.Elizabeth Gerling, Principal, Columbus Elementary School, Utica, NY.
Education and Outreach
MORE THAN A NEW EXHIBIT
The Black Baseball Initiative is more than a new exhibit in Cooperstown. We are developing new online content as well as outreach programs that are having a positive impact on communities.
The Initiative is made possible by the Yawkey Foundation with additional support from Bill Janetschek in honor of his siblings Robert and Ann, the Anthony A. Yoseloff Foundation and the Bisignano Family.
HEAR THE VOICES OF BLACK BASEBALL
VOICES OF THE GAME WITH LARRY LESTER
A special Virtual Voices of the Game program with author and historian Larry Lester, who will discusses his role as a guest curator on the Hall of Fame’s Black Baseball Initiative, along with his donation of many recorded interviews with significant black baseball figures.
VOICES OF THE GAME WITH DUSTY BAKER
Houston Astros manager Dusty Baker, the leader of the world champions, joined us for a special edition of Virtual Voices of the Game. We spent time discussing Dusty’s relationship with Hall of Famer and teammate Hank Aaron. Baker was a two-time All-Star during his playing career which featured seven seasons as a teammate of Hank Aaron with the Braves.
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