Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Leagues Baseball
This 90-photo exhibit from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum explores the history of Black baseball through chronological chapters. From the beginning, the leagues had their roots in racism with the so-called “gentleman’s agreement” that effectively shut Black ballplayers out of big-league competition for the first half of the 20th century.
Despite their eventual demise, the Negro Leagues defined a critical chapter of baseball’s full story, shining a bright light on scores of African American ballplayers whose greatness might have otherwise, tragically, gone undiscovered.
The cost of this exhibit is included with purchase of regular museum admission and will be on display in the Mabee Foundation Gallery from February 6 – April 20.