Public Scholars Project

The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond

February 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM | Marlboro, NJ | Monmouth County Library, Marlboro Branch
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
Monmouth County Library, Marlboro Branch
1 Library Ct
Marlboro, NJ