Missouri State Parks and Mid-Continental Library invites audiences to attend the Black Baseball and Black History virtual program at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 17th.
The program will be held almost as a Zoom meeting and is part of Show-Me Kansas City: A Missouri Bicentennial Lecture Series.
Prior to 1947, African Americans played professional baseball on their own separate teams, collectively known as “The Negro Leagues.” Due to segregation, these teams traveled the country to large and small communities, bringing the excitement of America’s favorite pastime to thousands of fans and paving the way for civil rights.
Join Dr. Raymond Doswell, vice president and curator of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City to learn about the big stars and communities of the Negro League, especially those in St. Louis and Kansas City.
This event is virtual and free, but registration is required. Participants can sign up mymcpl.org/events/69542/black-baseball-black-history-zoom. Participants must provide an email address when registering and will receive a Zoom access code via email 15 minutes before the start of the program.
Participants must log in to the room before the program starts. Access to the classroom will close five minutes after the program’s start time. Space is limited.