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The league / Magnolia Pictures presents ; 2929 Productions presents ; in association with Play/Action Pictures ; in association with Two One Five Entertainment ; in association with Yabba Biri Productions ; a RadicalMedia production ;

Pollard, Sam, (film director.). Espinola, Robin, (film producer.). Motley, Byron, (film producer.). Gates, Lovell, (on-screen participant.). Thompson, Jakkar, (on-screen participant.). Stevens, Clayton B., (on-screen participant.). Adebonojo, Henry, 1959- (director of photography.). Barroeta, Angel, (director of photography.). Bostic, Kathryn, (composer.). Motley, Bob, 1923-2017 Motion picture adaptation of (work) : Negro baseball leagues. (Added Author). Motley, Byron, (author.). Magnolia Home Entertainment (Firm), (publisher.). 2929 Productions (Firm), (production company.). Play/Action Pictures, (production company.). (Firm), (production company.). Includes interviews with: Lovell Gates, Jakkar Thompson, Clayton B. Stevens, Byron Motley. (Cast).

Celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball's triumphs and challenges through the first half of the 20th century, exploring Black baseball as an economic and social pillar of Black communities, and a showcase for some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game, while exposing unintended consequences of the sport's integration.

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  • ISBN: 9786319060034
  • ISBN: 6319060034
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approx. 104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 2009.
Based on the book "The Negro Baseball Leagues" by Bob Motley and Byron Motley.
Wide screen (16x9)
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Sam Pollard ; producer, Robin Espinola, Byron Motley ; edited by Dave Marcus ; directors of photography, Henry Adebonojo, Angel Barroeta ; music by Kathryn Bostic.
Participant or Performer Note:
Includes interviews with: Lovell Gates, Jakkar Thompson, Clayton B. Stevens, Byron Motley.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: PG for thematic content including racism, a racial slur some violent images and smoking.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen (16x9, 1.78:1); Dolby 5.1; region 1, NTSC.
Language Note:
English ; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Subject: Baseball players > United States.
African American baseball players.
Negro leagues > History > 20th century.
Race relations.
Discrimination in sports > United States.
Joueurs de base-ball > États-Unis.
Ligues des Noirs (Base-ball) > Histoire > 20e siècle.
Discrimination dans les sports > États-Unis.
Joueurs de base-ball noirs américains.
Genre: Documentary films.
documentary film.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Films autres que de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berks County. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at RACC.


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RACC GV863 .L43 2023 (Text) 33624024875740 New DVD Available -

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