This book traces the entire story of black baseball, documenting the growth of the Negro Leagues at a time when segregation dictated that the major leagues were strictly white, and explaining how the drive to integrate the sport was a pivotal part of the American civil rights movement. * A historical timeline of events * Biographical profiles of important figures in Negro Leagues baseball... reached Union Station in downtown Kansas City, more than 5, 000 fans crowded the platform along with a 50-piece band. ... Thus, with the series tied at four games each, the stage was set for a one-game showdown for the championship.
|Title||:||Negro Leagues Baseball|
|Author||:||Roger A. Bruns|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2012|