Game Changers: 100 Years of Negro League Baseball
Feb 21, 2020 - Sep 15, 2020
Through the lens of America's pastime, "Game Changers" highlights broader social transformations from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Era.
On the second floor in the Holland & Hart Gallery, this exhibit features extremely rare original photographic prints, artifacts, and some very eye-opening history. Bats from Jackie Robinson and Hank Aaron, a set of priceless early '50s baseball cards, and even a free exhibit podcast from the Lost Highways team help visitors discover trailblazing athletes like Oscar Charleston, who many consider one of the greatest ever to play the game. Through the lens of America's pastime, Game Changers highlights broader social transformations from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Era. Did you know Jackie Robinson got court martialed for refusing to move to the back of the bus, or that he wrote a newspaper column about racial topics?