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The Cleveland Indians and Social Change
November 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
This program takes a glimpse at the history of Cleveland and social change during the 1940s and 1950s through the prism of baseball.
It is a preview of a series planned for Spring 2018 which will be delivered through a series of sessions highlighting Cleveland as a premier economic and industrial center, Baseball as emblematic of America and The Cleveland Indians and 1948 in particular during their championship season. The Indians led the way in the American League with the number of African Americans and Black Latino players on their rosters from 1947 to 1960. In addition, Cleveland was central to the a number of significant civil rights movement events during the era.
Presented by Isaac (Ike) Brooks.