There Were Giants

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

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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

Synopsis:
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.

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