Before Brooklyn with Ted Reinstein

Before Brooklyn

A Book Talk with Ted Reinstein

You know him from Chronicle, come see him in person and hear about his latest book!


This book tells the story of the little-known heroes who fought segregation in baseball, from communist newspaper reporters to the Pullman car porters who saw to it that black newspapers espousing integration in professional sports reached the homes of blacks throughout the country. It also reminds us that the first black player in professional baseball was not Jackie Robinson but Moses Fleetwood Walker in 1884, and that for a time integrated teams were not that unusual. And then, as segregation throughout the country hardened, the exclusion of blacks in baseball quietly became the norm, and the battle for integration began anew.

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Thursday Feb 8, 2024
6:30 PM  -  8:00 PM
Bradley Sherwood    978-597-1714
Meeting Hall A&B
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