Black Baseball in Indiana
Race & Culture Collection • 27m
Black Baseball in Indiana is a documentary film celebrating the history of African American involvement in segregated professional baseball (1880s-1950s).
The film features interviews with Negro Leagues players and historians telling the unsung stories of the Indianapolis ABCs, Indianapolis Clowns, and other influential baseball teams, reaffirming Indiana's significance to baseball before and after Jackie Robinson broke the Major League color line in 1947. The film combines these interviews with vintage photographs, archival footage, and recreated scenes, is narrated by a 1945 Indianapolis Clowns batboy, and has an original score featuring gospel, bluegrass, and jazz
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