There Were Giants

Documentary, Short | United States | 0:17:45 | English


Director(s): Scott Orris
Writer(s):  Scott Orris, Jonathan Barry Wolf, Kyle Kull
Producer(s) Jonathan Barry Wolf

Cast: Jim Weedon, Ed Nork, Leo Burnette, Bruno DiMartile

The city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has had an important yet largely unknown significance in the history of both race relations and baseball. In 1867, Harrisburg hosted a conference held by the Philadelphia ‘Base Ball’ Association which became the first baseball league to officially segregate black and white players. However in 1954, a Negro League team in Harrisburg called the Harrisburg Giants, became the first team in the Eastern Negro League to integrate white players on their team. This is their story.