Negro Baseball League Exhibit

Take a journey through the Tom & O.E. Stigall Ethnic Library and History Museum on December 1, 2011 and witness the revealing of the Negro Baseball League Crowning achievements Exhibit.

Before packed stadiums with bitter rivalries, talented tan stars fought for RESPECT, REDEMPTION and RECOGNITION from mainstream America. It was a time when Josh Gibson graced the baseball field with the Homestead Grays, a Negro baseball team located in the steel mill suburb of Pittsburgh. "Gibson had an eye like Ted Williams and the power of Babe Ruth, said Monte Irvin, who played for both the Negro and Major leagues.

This exhibit features 20 caps, from 18 teams, worn by some of the greatest ebony stars who played the game. There will be a narrative overview of the leagues legends, such as Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Andrew "Rube" Foster. Special additions to the exhibit include Sylvester Hicks, former NFL star (Kansas City) and "wild" Bill Wright from Milan, Tn. who played in the league.

The public is invited to learn about the journeys of men who pioneered social change without protest or anger. The Museum invites all schools, businesses, organizations and citizens in Gibson County and surrounding areas to visit this special event.

For Museum Hours contact Jerry Marable at 731 424 5249


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