Crossing the Line: The Reintegration of Major League Baseball


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A Negro League Centennial Program


  • Date: 10/24/2020 10:00 AM
  • Location: Online Event

Price: $00

Description

This presentation will discuss how players of color became legends playing among themselves before becoming Major Leaguers

About this Event

During 2020, The Community Cup Classic Foundation, in partnership with The Josh Gibson Foundation, Lifeline Sports and several core partners, planned to host multiple events throughout the calendar year to celebrate the Negro League Baseball Centennial in Cleveland and the 75th Anniversary of the Cleveland Buckeyes first and only Negro League World Series title.

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About Crossing the Line: The Re-Integration of Major League Baseball

This presentation will discuss how players of color became legends playing among themselves before they were officially re-admitted to Major League baseball. It will also chronicle the pioneers on each big league team beginning with Jackie Robinson and Larry Doby through Elijah ‘Pumpsie’ Green. It will show how some of them made the national pastime bigger and better than ever – how their emergence became one of the most fascinating chapters in not only baseball history, but an inspiration to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and an accelerant of the Civil Rights movement.

Programs are free and open to all. Donations to the project are welcome and will be split equally between the Community Cup Classic Foundation and The Josh GIbson Foundation. To receive the virtual login information you must register and may donate at that time. Please register by 6 pm on Friday October 23.

ZOOM LOGIN WILL BE SENT AT 9:00 AM THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM.