Public Programs: Small Grants to Libraries: Pride and Passion

Period of Performance

2/1/2009 - 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-50075-09

Chesterfield County Library (Chesterfield, VA 23832-6631)
Thomas Shepley (Project Director: April 2008 to September 2011)
Pam White (Project Director: September 2011 to June 2024)

We plan to partner with several regional organizations to bring "Pride and Passion" to a wide audience. We intend to place the display in the main part of our library so that it can be viewed by passers-by as well as the more intentional history and baseball enthusiast. By capitalizing on the strengths of the CCPL and our partners, we will enhance the exhibit by offering several programs on its themes, and by setting up displays of our collections and other related items we expect to find locally. Some of the programming being considered includes guided tours, presentations by scholars, panel discussions with Q&A time to tie in the theme with current events and issues, receptions, autograph signings, and a "Day at the Diamond" where we host an exhibition game and invite surviving Negro Leaguers. We plan an aggressive publicity campaign to ensure awareness of and increase enthusiasm for the program. Please see attached narrative for a more in-depth description of our plans.