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Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story – Black History Film Screening

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Celebrate Black History Month with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at a very special free community film screening.

LONG TIME COMING tells a timely and important story about a 1955 Little League baseball championship in Orlando, Florida. One of the first integrated Little League games, this event marked a turning point moment for racial integration in the South, and made a powerful impression on the young players on both the white and the black teams. This award-winning documentary film brings the surviving players, now in their 70s, back together to revisit this critical moment in our nation’s history, exploring what has and hasn’t changed in the years since.LONG TIME COMING demonstrates how sports can inspire personal and social change.

The event is free, with open seating, but you must RSVP through Eventbrite. Reserve a seat today.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Missouri Humanities Council.

Venue

Gem Theater
1615 E. 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108 United States
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Phone:
816-474-6262
Website:
https://americanjazzmuseum.org/gemtheater