Mar 25 2015

Atlanta Black Cracker’s Historic Practice Field to be Restored and Memorialized

From Georgia PBS:

During the early 1900’s, the Negro Baseball League’s Atlanta Black Crackers rented out a field from the all-white Atlanta Crackers, including the team’s 1938 championship season. The field where they practiced, however, was their own and efforts to preserve it are currently underway. A crowd-funding campaign to turn that space into a community garden has been launched. Organizer Eugene Cook and Negro League historian James Riley join host Celeste Headlee to talk about how the field will serve the neighborhood as a memorial while learning more about the oft-forgotten Atlanta Black Crackers.

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