Matthew Jacobson – A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
African American Studies Dept. See map
81 Wall St. room 201

Matthew Jacobson discusses his film, “A Long Way from Home,” exploring the progress of desegregation after Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color line in 1947. It took another generation of black and Latino players to make the sport truly open to all. Playing in remote minor-league towns, these were the men who, before they could live their big-league dreams, first had to beat Jim Crow.

Directed and Produced by Gaspar González and written by Gaspar González and Matthew Frye Jacobson.

Matthew Jacobson is the William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies and History, Professor of African American Studies and the Chair of the Ethnicity, Race and Migrations Program at Yale University.

Sponsored by the African American Studies Department Endeavors Colloquium


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