Elyria Public Library System

Honoring Baseball's Groundbreaking Moses Fleetwood Walker

Jackie Robinson became one of baseball's most famous players for supposedly breaking the color barrier of Major League baseball on April 15, 1947. However, as groudnbreaking as his actions were, Robinson was not the first black man to play Major League baseball. That honor goes to Moses Fleetwood "Fleet" Walker, an Ohio native and Oberlin College student who broke that record in 1884, 63 years before Robinson. The second man? Fleetwood's brother, Weldy Wilberforce Walker. 

Join us on Tuesday, February 12th at 6:00 p.m. to hear Kelly Boyer Sager, author of Hidden History of Lorain Coun ty, share insights into the life of this fascinating man.


Date / Time::
Tuesday Feb 12, 2019

6:00 PM  -  7:45 PM
Kristine Garrett       kristine.garrett@elyrialibrary.org
West River Miller Room
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