Series: Curiosity Kit: African American Baseball

Curiosity Kits inspire exploration and learning of history through place. These multi-piece resources include articles that explore historic places and provide educational activities for life-long learners. This kit focuses on the history of Black baseball. Learn about places associated with famous African American players and use the activities to delve deeper into the topic.

  • Article 1: Places of Black Baseball

    Jackie Robinson in Kansas City Monarchs uniform.

    This article explores some of the remaining buildings, ballparks, historic districts, and landscapes associated with Black baseball. Explore the history of Black baseball through place and feel inspired to do your own digging about the history of Black baseball in your community. Read more

  • Article 2: Learning from Black Baseball Players

    Photo of baseball players lined up on the field.

    This article offers activities relating to the history of African American baseball. Make your own baseball card or research one of the Negro League teams that were popular in the early 1900s. Read more