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Public Scholars Project
The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond
February 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM | Somerset, NJ | Franklin Township Public Library
Have you considered the black part of the nation’s favorite pastime? What black baseball in America meant, including pioneers like Jackie Robinson and the rich relationships in “Blackball” during America’s era of segregation, across the nation and in New Jersey is a multifaceted narrative. During this session, a robust conversation, an account by a veteran Negro Leaguer, a rendition of an "iconic" baseball poem "K.C at the Bat" by its author, Kevin Kane, and selections from the documentary “Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson” will further participants’ understanding.
Lawrence Hogan, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus of History at Union County College
Franklin Township Public Library
485 Demott Ln