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. Take a look at our Kansas City driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Go back in time and and guaranty you will learn a few things you did not know about the Negro Leagues. Displays are first class and walking on the field takes you back to earlier times.  more »
  • A good complement to Cooperstown. Well laid out. A lot of really fascinating info for anyone interested in history and baseball.  more »
  • I've been to both Coopers Town and his museum. I was a little disappointed here and wish they would have had more about the individual players and teams. It's still a place all baseball fans so go.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Wonderful museum. Great for those interested in sports or civil rights. Must see the adjacent jazz museum as well.
  • 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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