Sat, Oct 09 | Online Event

SiTG Baseball Stories Vol. 10: Cleveland Indians and Social Change

This program takes a glimpse at the history of Cleveland and social change during the 1940s and 1950s through the prism of baseball. It will discuss the role the Cleveland Indians may have played in affecting social change in this country.
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SiTG Baseball Stories Vol. 10: Cleveland Indians and Social Change

Time & Location

Oct 09, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Online Event

About the Event

The Community Cup Classic Foundation, Josh Gibson Foundation, Lifeline Sports and The PARTNERSHIP proudly present another year of events.

This program takes a glimpse at the history of Cleveland and social change during the 1940s and 1950s through the prism of baseball. It will discuss the role the Cleveland Indians may have played in affecting social change in this country.

The Cleveland Indians led the way in the American League with the numbers of African American and Black Latino players on their rosters from 1947 to 1960. Many of those players launched their careers in the Negro Leagues. During 1952 the team led the major leagues in the number of players with 6. From a financial standpoint the team may have identified the Negro fan market (either consciously or unconsciously) because the appearance of players of color brought Negro fans to the ballpark in never-before-seen numbers. In addition, Cleveland was central to several significant civil rights movement events during the era.

We are thankful to the Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture Council for funds to support our efforts. As a result all programs are free.

Donations to support the community and youth efforts of the Community Cup Classic Foundation and Josh Gibson Foundation are welcome.

Eventbrite will send a follow up email noting you have "Tickets" after you register for the program. There are no physical tickets for this event.

Within that follow up email you will receive zoom link login information (Ticket) in the additional information section. You will also receive a reminder email two days prior to the program.

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