Score a home run with a spirit-rousing musical play about the “other” major league! This updated hit from nationally recognized arts leader Michael Bobbitt and tunesmith John Cornelius chronicles the struggles and triumphs of pioneering African American baseball players.
The all-star lineup of heroes includes Moses “Fleet” Walker, who became the game’s first black pro in the 1880s; Andrew “Rube” Foster, hailed as the father of black baseball; power hitter Josh “Spitfire” Gibson; athlete-philosopher Satchel Paige; and young Jackie Robinson, who first integrated the major leagues. You’ll stand up and cheer for the players who made sports history—and American history, too!
10:15AM, 11:30AM, or 1:00PM
S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 3rd Sublevel
1100 Jefferson Drv SW Washington DC
smithsonianassociates.org or call 202-633-8700
Supported by a generous grant from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.This program is recommended for children ages 6-12.