Celebration of the Negro Leagues

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 11:30am

February of 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro Leagues. To celebrate the centennial, join us in the Plaque Gallery at 11:30am to see a special 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. And 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.

The program is free of charge for all Museum visitors.