Negro Leagues Baseball Museum – US Civil Rights Trail
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Located in Kansas City’s historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum offers much more than an overview of the formative and defining era of the Negro Leagues; it dives into America’s segregated past, shining a light on how the communities surrounding these teams banded together to support their teams and overcome adversity.

Some believe the integration of baseball was a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement, proving that an individual’s worth should not be determined by the color of their skin. The museum’s extensive collection of photographs, historical artifacts and memorabilia provides insight into the struggles African Americans faced due to Jim Crow laws, explores how players and fans beat the odds to play and support the game they loved, and highlights some of the greatest players to ever take the field.

In 2006, the museum received a national designation from U.S. Congress as “America’s National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.”

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Phone: (816) 221-1920

Address: 1616 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108, United States

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