Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City

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At Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, you can chart the progress of black Americans in baseball from the inception of the Negro National League in 1920 to the Negro American League, which disbanded in 1960. A self-guided tour of the museum is laid out in chronological order. At the Early Years exhibit, you can learn about the origins of black Americans in baseball after the Civil War, later learn about the power of the press in relation to this subject, and eventually explore the push for equality and nonsegregation in the sport. View hundreds of photographs of players from all the leagues over a period 40 years, and watch several films, including one narrated by actor James Earl Jones. Use our Kansas City itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and other attractions in Kansas City.
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  • August 12, 2017
    The staff were friendly and price was great for admission. The film when first enter the venue is amazing. A must see place in Kansas City!  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    I was glad my son wanted to come here. My seven year old granddaughter was full of question. A very educational experience for all. Plan on returning.  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    What an amazing museum for a baseball fan, a history buff or someone looking to see a chapter in the civil rights movement of the US. The museum does a great job of telling the stories of the league, ...  more »
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  • July 4, 2017
    A great visit for our group. I was impressed by all the memorabilia and never realized how baseball was such a great pastime for African Americans. I enjoyed reading the stories and watching videos on how blacks have played a big part in one of America's favorite sports.
  • July 8, 2017
    Awesome display of the trials and triumphs of black baseball players. Their contributions to the sport of baseball are innumerable. The staff there, especially Mr. Ron Matlock, is amazing! Will definitely visit again!
  • June 22, 2017
    I had a great experience here. Be sure to watch the film included in the tour. The guy singing the National Anthem has an amazing voice.
  • July 8, 2017
    Wonderful museum. Great for those interested in sports or civil rights. Must see the adjacent jazz museum as well.
  • June 25, 2017
    This was one of the best Museums I have ever been to. I had the pleasure and blessing of being there at the same time as the museum president who have a fascinating, entertaining and powerful tour of the museum.

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