Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience

Hall of Fame traveling exhibit goes on display at Harper Woods, Michigan, library in October 2010.

Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience is a traveling exhibition for libraries organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago. It will be on display at the Harper Woods Public Library in Harper Woods, MI beginning this month. Several SABR members will be participating in surround events related to the exhibit.

The exhibition opens on Friday, October 15, 2010. The Harper Woods library is one of only 50 locations in the United States selected to host the traveling exhibition, which was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, N.Y., and the American Library Association (ALA) Public Programs Office, Chicago. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Grand Opening with keynote speaker Dr. Geri Strecker
Friday, October 15, 2010; 6:00 p.m. Invited reception; 7:00 p.m. Open to the public

Author Visit: Tom Stanton; Monday, October 18, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

A Night with Willie Horton; Monday, October 25, 2010, 7:00 p.m.

Family Night with Jackie Robinson; Tuesday, October 26, 2010 7:00 p.m.
(Jackie Robinson will be portrayed by Greg Kenney, of Educate Us Productions)

A History of the Negro Leagues with Larry Lester; Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:00 p.m.

Author Visit: Phil Dickson; Monday, November 8, 7:00 p.m.

Documentary Viewing: Only the Ball was White; Thursday, November 18, 1:00 p.m.

Former Detroit Tiger Ike Blessitt, with Gary Gillette; Saturday, November 20, 2:00 p.m.

Harper Woods Public Library • Michigan’s First Green Library™
19601 Harper Avenue • Harper Woods, MI 48225
HWL@libcoop.net • (313) 343-2575

More information about the programs we have planned can be found online.

Contact Beth Bruns at (313) 343-2575 or brunsb@libcoop.net if you have questions. The Pride and Passion traveling exhibition is made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): great ideas brought to life. The traveling exhibition is based upon a permanent exhibition on display at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.



Originally published: October 7, 2010. Last Updated: October 7, 2010.

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