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DuMA Baseball Exhibition Farewell

June 15 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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10 AM – 12 PM: Baseball themed games for the family.

Celebrate summer and the final days of the exhibition, Picturing America’s Pastime, A Snapshot of the Photo Collection at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.

There will be popcorn and baseball themed games which test your skill at pitching and catching.

Outdoor games will take place in Washington Park, across from DuMA. Washington Park was important in Dubuque baseball history as it was the site of many early games.

1:30 PM: Dr Ashley Brown’s talk.

Celebrate and honor Juneteenth with author and historian Dr Ashley Brown, Assistant Professor and Allan H. Selig Chair in the History of Sport and Society, University of Wisconsin-Madison, who will speak about athletes breaking racial and gender barriers at a time when American sports were still deeply segregated.

Title of talk: Behind and Beyond the Bobbleheads, Caps, Movies, and Video Games: The Cultural and Social Significance of Negro League Baseball and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

Description: In recent decades, Hollywood, the video game industry, and product manufacturers have embraced the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League and Negro League Baseball. Consumers have enthusiastically purchased tickets and bought merchandise, engaging in nostalgia and demonstrating their interests in these trailblazing athletes. In this talk, Professor Ashley Brown addresses the origins, daily realities, complexities, and legacies of the leagues. As Professor Brown asserts, the impact and meaning of both businesses were alternately priceless and mixed with the problems of the past.
Dr. Brown is a historian of the twentieth-and twenty-first century United States whose research and teaching focus on the history of sport, African American history, and women’s history. Dr. Brown received a PH.D. from George Washington University

Please RSVP to Dr. Brown’s talk using this online form

Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso by Bob Lerner August 29, 1951, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Orestes “Minnie” Miñoso by Bob Lerner August 29, 1951, courtesy of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum



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