From the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum believes it is critical that conversations about social injustice and inequality continue within our society and beyond. In strengthening our commitment, today we launched a comprehensive educational resource that will further elevate the history of Baseball and Civil Rights in America. We remain dedicated to presenting the history of baseball’s role in social change.

It is through the context of history that we understand the present and create a path toward the future. As a cultural and educational institution, we remain committed to sharing the reality of racial inequality and its history within America’s Pastime.

Black pioneers of the game, and many of our Hall of Fame heroes, have left an indelible mark on this most important issue. Their leadership and struggles while confronting racism have long served as foundational elements of our educational process, both within the walls of our Museum and externally through our learning curriculum.

To view the Hall of Fame's new educational resource webpage about Baseball and Civil Rights, click here.