Press Release - Detail
Birmingham Public Library


For release Thursday, May 20, 2010

CONTACT: Linda Wilson
Staff Development Coordinator, Public Relations Department
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746

June Brown Bag Lunch Programs at the Birmingham Public Library

All Brown Bag programs are at noon in the Birmingham Public Library Arrington Auditorium. Bring your lunch and enjoy the free programs.

June 2 – Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience - Documentary Film
James Earl Jones narrates this award winning documentary highlighting some of the greatest players in the history of Negro League baseball. This film showcases the players’ technical expertise and shows great sensitivity to the subject matter. Included are interviews with Cool Papa Bell, Jimmie Crutchfield and Ted Page.

June 9 – Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience – Live from Cooperstown!
Never been to Cooperstown? Now is your chance to take a virtual visit to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. We will be touring the Pride and Passion exhibit with the expert staff from the Hall of Fame as our guide for the day. Don’t miss the trip!

June 16 – Batter Up! Baseball stories from outside the strike zone
Slide into home with storyteller Dolores Hydock and some old-fashioned summertime baseball stories. No baseball knowledge required!

June 23 – Baseball in Birmingham
Author Clarence Watkins will discuss his book, Baseball in Birmingham. The pictorial emphasis of this book shares the great imagery of baseball history in the Magic City. Join us for a look at the past and into the present of baseball in Birmingham.

June 30 – Negro League Baseball and the Black Community
Join us as Dr. Richard Megraw, University of Alabama American Studies professor, gives us an overview of Negro League baseball and it's relationship to black community formation and civil rights struggle.

Media coverage is welcomed.
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