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Pride and Passion

The African-American Baseball Experience

"Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience," will open at the McIntyre Library on May  29, 2012. This traveling exhibit examines the challenges faced by African-American baseball players as they sought equal opportunities in their sport beginning in the post-Civil War era. Visit the links on this page for more information. "Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience" will be on display at the library until July 3, 2012.

In addition to the exhibit, McIntyre Library will host a number of events dedicated to celebrating the African American Baseball Experience.

All events are FREE and open to the public. Visit our page about event parking for additional access information.

Event Hours:
  • Mondays - Fridays: 9:00am to 9:00pm
  • Saturdays: 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sundays: 1:00pm to 9:00pm
For a head start, please select an image below to view a gallery of images related to the exhibit.

St. Paul Gophers, 1909. The St. Paul Gophers were one of several independent, all-black teams to proclaim themselves “Colored World Champions” of 1909.Satchel Paige at Hall of Fame InductionJackie Robinson No. 42Umpire Emmett AshfordPittsburgh Crawfords in front of team busFrank Robinson first African American ManagerPhiladelphia Giants with Sol WhiteKansas City Monarchs 1924Hilldale Champions Eastern Colored League, Belt Buckle 1923East Squad from 1939 East-West gameChicago American Giants 1920Broadside of KC Monarchs Lighting SystemBaseball autographed by KC Monarchs 1924Jackie Robinson steals home in 1955 Series

Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: great ideas brought to life.