The Legacy of Hank Aaron with Tom Armstrong
Jackie Robinson is the name most often associated with breaking the color barrier within major league baseball, and rightly so. However, the path toward Jackie Robinson’s major league appearance was lengthy and complex, requiring the efforts of many individuals to courageously blaze the trail of integration. Along the way, there developed a rich and unique history of Negro League Baseball and its collection of amazingly talented ball players. One of those players was Henry “Hank” Aaron.
Please join us for a Black History Month baseball presentation by Dr. Tom Armstrong. He will explore the history of the Negro Leagues and the stories of its players, managers, and executives who played a role in the social change that was about to unfold. This will include a focus on the life of Hank Aaron and how his presence converged with the lives of other players during the struggle to end the racial segregation of professional baseball.