Thursday, February 17, 2011

HoF To Celebrate Black History Month During Public Schools’ Winter Break


Through exhibits, movies and artifacts, The National Baseball Hall of Fame is celebrating Black History Month Feb. 21-25, which is also winter break for local students.
Daily,  “Artifact Spotlight:  Remembering the Negro Leagues,” may be viewed on the third floor.  At 1 p.m. Wednesday, a special look back at the Negro Leagues is planned.
At 1 p.m. Monday, “There Was Always Sun Shining Someplace,” a film on the Negro Leagues that includes interviews with Hall of Famers  Satchel Paige, James Cool Papa Bell, Buck Leonard and others will be aired in the Bullpen Theater.
At 1 p.m. Tuesday, “Buck O’Neil and Black Baseball in Chicago” will be shown in the Bullpen Theater.
At 11 a.m. Wednesday, “Curator Spotlight: Pride and Passion,” features a tour through that exhibit by an HoF curator.  (30-45 minutes)
1 p.m., Thursday, a movie, “Pitching Man: Satchel Paige Defying Time,” in the Bullpen Theater.
The Hall of Fame is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  Admission gives entry to all offerings.  $19.50 for adults (13 and over), $7 for juniors (ages 7-12).  Members, children under 7, free.

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