Freedom Center Announces New Exhibition Highlighting the History of Diversity in Baseball

Cincinnati, OH – A new exhibition is opening this summer at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Diversity in Baseball, which opens to the public on June 26, chronicles baseball’s story, told through the lens of American inclusion that has broken down ethnic, gender and racial stereotypes. The exhibition reveals how the sport’s culture was ahead of its time, aiding in eradicating America’s view on segregation, easing religious division and introducing American culture and opportunities to hopeful and excited immigrants and minority groups.

“As another baseball season begins, a national conversation has begun regarding issues of race and inclusion in professional sports,” says Clarence G. Newsome, PhD, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “Diversity in Baseball will not only engage and educate the public on the current conversations, it will connect them to the courageous men and women who paved the way for inclusion in baseball.”

Diversity in Baseball is sponsored by Macy’s.

Who: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

What: Diversity in Baseball

When: Opens to the public June 26, 2015

Where: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 E. Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45202

More information: freedomcenter.org

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