Celebrating Black History Month 2021

This year for Black History Month, the Foundation wanted to bring forward voices from our community and share stories from partners with lived experiences different than our own. As we continue to expand our learning and create meaningful and intentional relationships with new people we wanted to share a few of the stories that we have come across.

On Monday, February 22nd, experience an interview with Daniel Williams, a Foundation volunteer, MAC member, father, and athlete. Daniel recounts why being an athlete is important to him and what Black History Month means to him.

On Thursday, February 25th, join us back here for the viewing link of 22 stories from the Negro League Baseball Museum. These stories surround the league and tell a fascinating recount of Black America’s journey toward equality through the game of baseball. This resources was brought to us by our grant partners, Friends of Baseball.

“The stories of racial injustice and triumph over adversity of Black ballplayers who were denied access to the game starkly illustrate how baseball’s history is a microcosm of the American social fabric. These stories need to be heard by all, but mainly children, so we can foster the necessary perspective to change our future.”

Mentorship Coordinator Gerald Bolden who teaches Negro Leagues History for Friends of Baseball’s Full Count RBI virtual and in person classes.

Thank you for joining us as we continue to explore and learn through our JEDI (Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) work. Thank you also to our amazing partners for sharing their stories and experiences first hand.