Negro Leagues Film Festival: Only the Ball Was White

June 29 2019 | 1:00pm to 3:30pm

The Negro League Film Festival will bring life to the history of the teams and legendary players who played America’s pastime during segregation when blacks were banned from playing in the Major Leagues. Admission is free!

Only the Ball Was White
June 1st, 1 - 3:30 p.m. and June 29th, 1 - 3:30 p.m.

This short documentary is narrated by actor Paul Winfield. Baseball legends Satchel Paige, Roy Campanella, Buck Leonard and others are interviewed about their experiences playing in the Negro Leagues.

A panel with Joyce Stearns Thompson, Ron Teasley, Gary Gillette and moderator Mike “Tiger” Price follows the screening.

Hosted by the Black Historic Sites Committee in conjunction with activities commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Detroit Stars. For information, contact Casie Blovsky at 313.833.1801.