Diversity Film Series: “Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story”

Feb. 27, 5:00 – 7:00pm – NEW DATE

University Center, Rm 201

Light refreshments will be served.

“Pride Against Prejudice: The Larry Doby Story” delves into the life of Larry Doby, the second African American Major League Baseball player, signed by the Cleveland Indians in 1947. The film traces his journey from his high school days in New Jersey and service in WWII to his Hall of Fame career, which included a World Series win and multiple All-Star appearances. The documentary argues that Doby, along with Jackie Robinson, Bill Veeck, and Branch Rickey, significantly impacted not just baseball, but American history as a whole. Through interviews with Doby and other key figures, the film highlights his roles as an athlete, mentor, and civil rights trailblazer, elevating his contributions beyond the sports arena.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILi1W5Q4MNI)


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