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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City

(4.7/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The NLBM puts the integration of baseball into the context of integration in society as a whole through the use of a timeline linking major national milestones, such as civil rights legislation, to ba...  more »
  • I toured this museum in conjunction with the adjacent jazz museum. An enlightening bit of American history.  more »
  • Located in the heart of the 18th and Vine District, I took my son (12) and daughter (9) to the NLBM before Christmas. The kids had a great time. It helped that they had read books about Jackie Robinso...  more »
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  • I love this place. The history is just awesome. This place has many community activities as well. If you need to learn some black history, you gotta come to this museum
  • Great experience! provides an in-depth view of the rich history. Has a great flow. The fact that it is in the same building as the Jazz museum is also nice.
  • This was such a fantastic museum if you enjoy baseball. It takes about 2-3 hours to go through (maybe less if you aren't as big of a baseball fan). Well worth the $10.
  • Great tribute to the Negro Baseball Leagues and their players. The museum offers a wide ranging historic time line of African-American baseball players through stories. photos, videos and memorabilia. My favorite part was interacting with the life sized bronze statues of the great players such as Satchel Paige.
  • The History within is monuMEntal to the very gaME I enjoy today.