No Talking in the Library: Baseball, Jackie Robinson & Cultural Change
John and Meredith are missing baseball, so they discuss a pair of hardball documentaries:
- A Long Way From Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation, which shares the experiences of Black and Latino players who played in small town minor-league teams after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line. You can watch the documentary for free with Kanopy and your MPL card.
- A Secret Love, which discusses the LGBT influence on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, (the league that inspired “A League of their Own.”
Along the way, they discuss the role sports can play in improving and uniting cultures.
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