Morven Museum & Garden

The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond

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The Color Line on the Baseball Diamond

Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Doors open 6:00 p.m.
$10; Free for Friends of Morven

This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.


For more information contact Morven’s Curator of Education and Public Programs at 609.924.8144 ext. 106 or at dlampertrudman@morven.org

 

Join historian and film producer Dr. Lawrence Hogan, Negro league’s last team Captain of the Kansas City Monarchs and All Star James Robinson, and poet Kevin Kane for a multifaceted presentation on the complex relationships in “Blackball” during America’s era of segregation. Included are clips from Dr. Hogan’s documentary Before You Can Say Jackie Robinson: Black Baseball in New Jersey and America and Kevin Kane’s rendition of his original poem “K.C. at the Bat,” a black version of the iconic “Casey at the Bat.”



Ticket includes same-day museum admission. The museum will remain open until 6:00 p.m.