Join us for a special program with author Andrea Williams to discuss her latest book, Baseball's Leading Lady: Effa Manley and the Rise and Fall of the Negro Leagues dedicated to the only woman inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Effa Manley.
As described by Macmillan Publishing, "Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, Black athletes played in the Negro Leagues--on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans, and often run by Black owners. Here is the riveting true story of the woman at the center of the Black baseball world: Effa Manley, co-owner and business manager of the Newark Eagles. She had devoted her life to Black empowerment."
Thanks to the support from The Ford Motor Company, this program is free of charge but registration is required.