Negro League Baseball

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the Wayne Public Library’s Virtual Lunchbox Learning Program will feature Jonathan Mercantini, Acting Dean, College of Liberal Arts, and Associate Professor in Kean University’s Department of History who will present a lecture on Negro League Baseball via Zoom.

African American baseball teams were active largely between 1920 and the late 1940s when black players were at last contracted to play major and minor leagues. A “gentleman’s agreement” among the leaders of what was then called “Organized Baseball” erected a color bar against black players from the last years of the 19th century until 1946, although these leaders rarely admitted its existence.

Register by clicking on the date in the Wayne Public Library’s website calendar. This one hour program begins at 12:00 p.m. This program is sponsored, in part, by the Wayne Public Library and the Friends of the Wayne Public Library. “This project is funded, in part, by the Passaic County Cultural & Heritage Council at Passaic County Community College, through a grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.”

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Wed, July 15
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 07/15/2020 12:00pm 07/15/2020 1:00pm America/New_York Negro League Baseball

On Wednesday, July 15, 2020, the Wayne Public Library’s Virtual Lunchbox Learning Program will feature Jonathan Mercantini, Acting Dean, College of Liberal Arts, and Associate Professor in Kean University’s Department of History who will present a lecture on Negro League Baseball via Zoom.

African American baseball teams were active largely between 1920 and the late 1940s when ...

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