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Barrier Breakers: From Jackie to Pumpsie–1947-1959 Black Diamonds Night

October 4, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Join Us:
“Black Diamonds Night” is a celebration of heritage, accomplishment, and the resilience of the “Barrier Breakers” — Jackie Robinson of course, but also each of the other players from the Negro Leagues who would eventually integrate all of the Major Leagues. This is also the story of Black Business excellence as the Negro Leagues were the 3rd largest black owned business and a critical part of the march towards civil rights for all. We invite you to reserve your spot for this inspiring evening, where history comes to life, connections are forged, and inspiration flows freely.
Date: October 4th
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: American Tobacco Campus, Crowe Building. 6:00 pm reception at the Durham Bulls PNC Triangle Club
Keynote Speaker: Bob Kendrick, the President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Dress Code: Business Casual
Prepare to be captivated, enlightened, and inspired. Reserve your spot today and experience the brilliance of “Black Diamonds Night.”
The event starts with a tour of the “Barrier Breakers” Exhibition held at the Crowe Building on the American Tobacco Campus at 4:00 pm. While the Boston Red Sox may have been the last team to integrate their major league team, they were the first to host this amazing exhibit, and we are the second!


American Tobacco Campus
705 Willard St.
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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