Friday, November 13, 2009

Negro League's Mack Pride visits Casper as part of library's baseball exhibit

"Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience" will be at Natrona County Public Library in downtown Casper through Jan. 15. It's open to the public during regular library hours.

Mack Pride, one-time pitcher for the Kansas City Monarchs and Memphis Red Sox, came to Casper Thursday at the opening of the traveling exhibit which chronicles African-American participation in baseball from the Civil War era through integration and into modern times.

The exhibit is co-sponsored by the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., and the American Library Association. The Casper exhibit is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The dramatic re-enactment of Jackie Robinson's Life will be resented at the library on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m., by actor Gregory Gibson Kenney.