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Negro Leagues baseball sources for Pride and Passion: Home plate

Event schedule and details for the Fall 2012 Pride and Passion exhibit, plus materials in Rohrbach Library and beyond on the history of blacks in baseball.

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience comes to Rohrbach

Photo of Homestead Grays, of eastern PA
From 1912 to 1950, the Homestead Grays thrilled
fans in the Pittsburgh and Washington DC areas

Sept. 13 - Oct. 26  2012

Rohrbach Library proudly hosts Pride and Passion, a spectacular graphic exploration of baseball in an earlier version of Jim Crow America, thanks to a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

Event schedule:

Sept. 19 - Opening with historian Edward Morrison and renowned artist Ed Terrell  DETAILS

Sept. 22 - Oral historian Dr. Bob Allen on The Souls of Black Baseball: Barnstorming the Keystone State; former Harrisburg Black Giants player Jimmy Weedon; pickup Wiffle Ball on the library lawn with kids, families, and KU librarians: all part of KU Family Day!  DETAILS

Oct. 17 - Dr. Maria Sanelli hosts educators for a multimedia workshop about bringing the Negro Leagues into the K-12 curriculum  DETAILS

Oct. 25 - Scholar Dr. Lawrence Hogan (author & editor of Shades of Glory) and former NY Black Yankees pitcher Bob Scott return to Kutztown  DETAILS

Use the tabs above to tour a treasury of Negro Leagues resources!