3rd Friday on 3rd Street

The Amelia Island Museum of History invites you to its next 3rd on 3rd Street presentation on Friday, March 16th, at 6 pm.  Join us as special guest Richard Doster, author of Safe at Home: a Novel, will deliver a presentation on the Integration of Minor League Baseball in the South. We will explore what life was like for African American ball players before and after the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education ruling, and discuss the community reaction and effects of integration. Playing in small ballparks, with little separation from the crowds, these players could   expect little official protection or media coverage. Against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement, cooperation and respect on the field between athletes of different races became an example for the segregated south, and entire at large to follow. This program is free for museum members with a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Seating is first-come/first-served. For more information contact Gray at 261-7378 ext 102, or gray@ameliamuseum.org.


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