What do Tiger Woods, Alex Rodriguez, Alicia Keys, Derek Jeter and Barack Obama have to do with the untold story of Black Baseball and Negro Baseball Leagues? Everything! If it were not for Black Baseball in America you may never have heard of any of those names.
The Negro Baseball Leagues and its history not only helped blur the color lines in a nation torn apart by prejudice, but they inspired dreams in the hearts of young African Americans laying the foundation for today’s black achievers.
What is this film all about? An examination of black baseball players, coaches and owners, that spawned a bridge and legacy to so many successes in today’s sports, music, entertainment, and political fields.
This is the overall history of
Black Baseball… and more.
Through the window of America’s favorite pastime you will see the relationship of black owned blues and jazz clubs, restaurants and thriving hotels which all supported “Black Baseball”. This piece of our past is not established in our history books nor in the overall identity of this country.
Using interviews with iconic figures from today’s pop culture to tell the story, the film brings social awareness to the Negro Baseball Leagues; the great achievements, undeniable facts, and true life stories that have been lost, forgotten, deemed not important, and to some… invisible