Public Programs: Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Period of Performance

9/1/2008 - 12/31/2012

Funding Totals

$2,500.00 (approved)
$2,500.00 (awarded)

Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - A Traveling Exhibition to Libraries

FAIN: LT-50058-08

Public Library of Des Moines (Des Moines, IA 50308)
Carolyn Greufe (Project Director: April 2008 to present)

The 1,000-square-foot panel exhibition examines baseball as a reflection of race relations in the United States, asking how baseball has shaped, and been shaped by, national identity and culture. Photographs, broadsides, team rosters, scorecards, and other baseball memorabilia would tell the story of black participation in baseball, from the integrated amateur leagues of the nineteenth century and the creation of the segregated Negro Leagues in the Jim Crow era to Jackie Robinson's now-famous breaking of the color barrier in 1947.