Celebrate Juneteenth with Programs at Hall of Fame

(COOPERSTOWN, NY) – From segregation to Jackie Robinson’s debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, the dynamic of race relations in America has long been linked to the National Pastime.

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate this link along with Black culture throughout the decades with programming honoring the Juneteenth federal holiday.

Annually celebrated on June 19, Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of slaves following the conclusion of the Civil War.

On Sunday, June 19, the Hall of Fame will feature a Black History Pop-Up in the Museum’s first-floor Learning Center from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. In this interactive Pop-Up, Museum guests will explore images and hands-on items from the Hall of Fame’s education collection, including select artifacts that relate to Black baseball history.

The Juneteenth celebration is included with Museum admission.

To learn more about Black history and its ties to baseball, explore a timeline of the history of civil rights and baseball.