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In the early 1900s, professional baseball was mostly segregated. The Negro Leagues provided an alternative for African American players. Discover the history of African American baseball and the people who worked to end the sport's decades of segregation
A history of the segregated Negro leagues, which were active from the 19th century up to the 1950s, after Jackie Robinson entered a major league team in 1947.
Roaring Brook Press
viii, 328 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The true story of Effa Manley, the first and only woman in the Baseball Hall of Fame, and her ownership role in the Negro Leagues leading up to the integration of Major League Baseball"-- Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball's color barrier in 1947, Black athletes played in the Negro Leagues, on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans. Those leagues owed their existence and success to savvy businesspeople like Effa...
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