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Discover Greatness: History of the Negro Leagues

Presented by the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

with Jenny Pollack and Kira Player

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About the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

The Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center is a non-conventional learning space dedicated to sustaining and promoting the values that made Yogi Berra a national treasure — respect, perseverance, sportsmanship and excellence — through inclusive, culturally diverse sports-based educational exhibits and programs.

About the class

This live, interactive program explores the complex history and struggles of Black players in our national pastime, bringing to the fore historical concepts like Jim Crow and the Great Migration, as well as larger, ongoing issues of systemic racism and its impact on opportunities for careers in sports.

Meet your instructors, Jenny and Kira.

Jenny Pollack is Education Director at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. She has over 20 years of experience working in education, the arts and non-profits. Kira Player is a Museum Educator, as well as an actor and graduate of Montclair State University, where the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center sits.


May 13
Thursday @ 6:00 PM-6:45 PM EDT
1 x 45min session (45 minutes)
All ages welcome
(Best for grades 4-12)

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The Historical Viewpoints Collection

After learning about the history of the Negro Leagues, explore eras, holidays and traditions of the past with other classes in the Historical Viewpoints collection.