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A Game of Color

1/13/18 - 3/18/2018

Main Library

Skylight Gallery Exhibit Area - 6th Floor

100 Larkin St.

This exhibition of artifacts, artworks and photographs covers over a half century of African-Americans in professional baseball, from the founding of the first Negro League in 1920 through the integration of major league baseball in 1947 and up to a new wave of outspoken African-American players in the 1960s and 70s who challenged the baseball establishment.

This exhibit is presented by the Baseball Reliquary and the Institute for Baseball Studies (Whittier College).

Opening Event: Sunday, January 28, 1:00 PM, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Other Events:

Called Up: The Emmett Ashford Story – Film and Discussion, February 7, 6:00 PM, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

Beyond Branch Rickey: The Hidden Forces Behind the Breaking of Baseball's Color Barrier. February 21, 6:30 PM, Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room

A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation – Film and Discussion, February 27, 6:00 PM, Main Library, Koret Auditorium

World Series of Baseball Poetry, March 1, 6:00 PM, Main Library, Latino/Hispanic Community Meetng Room

No No: A Dockumentary – Film and Discussion, March 8, Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 6:00 PM

The exhibit and all events are co-sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the Lefty O’Doul Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), the Dusty Baker SABR Chapter and The Baseball Reliquary.

Upcoming Events

Kirk Waller - African and African-American Stories
Friday, January 19, 2018, 3:00 pm
Portola, Portola Meeting Room
African Drumming with Moeketsi Gibe
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 11:00 am
Mission, Mission Children's Area
African Dance with Moeketsi Gibe
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 1:00 pm
Park, Park Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Capoeira Workshop with Jarrel Phillips
Monday, January 22, 2018, 11:00 am
Glen Park, Glen Park Meeting Room
Research Your Ancestors
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
Ethnicity and Culture that Harmonize with African Genealogy
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Current Exhibits

Bound to Fall
Through Friday, February 23, 2018
Main Library, Skylight Gallery
Chinese in the Sunset
Through Thursday, February 22, 2018
Main Library, International Center
If Superpowers Could Save My Community
Through Thursday, April 5, 2018
Main Library, African American Center