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Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia

May 18, 2008 – October 5, 2008

Museum: Anacostia Community Museum

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.