Only the Ball Was White

Only the Ball Was White
May 28, 2019 paperlesslion

Watch some of the greatest to ever play the game of baseball when the Detroit Historical Museum presents “Only the Ball Was White.” After the film, hear a panel discussion about sports and America.

Part of the DHM Negro Leagues Film Festival, the documentary screens Saturday, June 29 at the Detroit Historical Museum, beginning at 1 p.m.

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free and open to the public of all communities.

Only the Ball Was White screens June 29 at 1 p.m. at he Detroit Historical Museum. This short documentary is narrated by actor Paul Winfield. Baseball legends Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Buck Leonard and others are interviewed about their experiences playing in the Negro Leagues.

A panel with Joyce Stearns Thompson, Ron Teasley, Gary Gillette and moderator Mike “Tiger” Price follows the screening.

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