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BHM Will Be Open Martin Luther King Day
January 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birth is also a celebration of the civil rights movement he led. Baseball helped pave the way for Dr. King in 1947 when Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball and Larry Doby followed as the first African-American player in the American League. Robinson and Doby were joined by numerous barrier breakers including Dan Bankhead, Willard Brown and Hank Thompson in 1947 alone.
Visit us on Monday, January 16 as we begin the 70th anniversary celebration of professional baseball’s breaking of the color line. Open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(pictured Dr. King with Jackie Robinson)