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May 18, 2008 – October 5, 2008
Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE
Location: Historical Society of Washington, 801 K St., NW (near 9th St.)
This exhibition discusses the history of social relations from Reconstruction to the second half of the 20th century through the prism of baseball. It features such personalities as Josh Gibson and "Buck" Leonard, star players of the Homestead Grays. The exhibition also highlights community teams that gave rise to the various amateur, collegiate, and semi-pro black baseball teams and leagues.
Accompanying the museum's exhibition is Discovering Greatness, a traveling exhibition developed by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. It provides a timeline on the history of black baseball through photographs and memorabilia. Both exhibitions are cosponsored with the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.