Shutting Out Jim Crow
Satchel Paige and the Negro Leagues
Mon / Jan 11 / 6:00 pm
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Major League Baseball’s recent announcement about formally recognizing the Negro Leagues, on the 100th anniversary of the organization’s founding, lays bare the racism that has tarnished America’s pastime. Larry Tye’s biography, Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend, looks at that history through the lens of the most overpowering and artful pitcher ever, and it helps us think about race in America – past, present, and prospective.