March 22nd, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Before Jackie Robinson broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier in 1947, Black athletes played in the Negro Leagues–on teams coached by Black managers, cheered on by Black fans, and often run by Black owners. Join Andrea Williams when she discusses her new book, BASEBALL’S LEADING LADY with Ramin Ganeshram, executive director of the Westport Museum for History and Culture. This is the riveting true story of the woman at the center of the Black baseball world: Effa Manley, co-owner and business manager of the Newark Eagles.
This event will be appropriate for all ages.
Andrea Williams is an author and journalist who worked in marketing and development for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri, before turning to writing full-time. She now lives and writes in Nashville, Tennessee.
This is a virtual event, please register.
Community Partner: Westport Library