Virtual Field Trip: Celebration of the Negro Leagues
Thursday, June 25, 2020 - 1:00pm
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues. To celebrate the centennial, join us for a virtual program about the history of the leagues that thrived during the 1920s, thirties, and forties.
This special program will highlight the efforts of Negro Leagues founder Rube Foster. Learn about some of the greatest players of black baseball, including Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, and Cool Papa Bell. Hear the story of Effa Manley, the only female member of the Hall of Fame. Find out more about the Hall of Famers who started their careers in the Negro Leagues before becoming household names: Hank Aaron, Ernie Banks, and Willie Mays.
This program is free but registration is required.