Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience
March 8-April 18, 2013
“Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience,” an exciting new traveling exhibition opening at the New Bern-Craven County Public Library on Friday, March 8, 2013. This 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" will be on disply at the library until April 18, 2013.
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the American Library Association Public Programs Office organized the traveling exhibition, which was 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 an exhibition of the same name on permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The traveling exhibition is composed of colorful freestanding panels featuring photographs of teams, players, original documents and artifacts in the collections of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and in other institutions and collections across the U.S.