National Endowment for the Humanities presents A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation
A Long Way from Home: The Untold Story of Baseball’s Desegregation chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the pioneering black and Latino players who followed in the footsteps of Jackie Robinson.
The free screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Gaspar González, moderated by Melanie Lawson, award-winning journalist and news reporter at ABC 13 KTRK-TV. Former baseball players and Houston natives Jimmy Wynn, Deacon Jones, J.R. Richard, Enos Cabell, and Bobby Tolan will also be in attendance.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker González and brought to you by the National Endowment for the Humanities, featuring revealing interviews from former MLB stars who endured prejudice on and off the field to pursue their big-league dreams well into the 1960s, ultimately playing a significant role in making America’s pastime truly open to all.