A WHIRLING DEMON: JACKIE ROBINSON STEALS HOME & HISTORY
2019 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), legendary baseball player who helped integrate American Baseball in 1947.
Dr. Raymond Doswell of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum will highlight Robinson’s unique life history and his ties to the Missouri/Kansas region. The primary focus will be Robinson’s uncanny abilities as a base stealer, especially in stealing home plate. Stealing home in baseball is among the most aggressive offensive players in the game. His success demonstrated his great athletic ability and represented a form of protest or decent against racism.
What time should I arrive by?
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Presentation begins at 6:00 pm
Where can I park?
On the street, parking lot or the Prairiefire parking garage
What should I expect out of the evening?
Light appetizers and beverages sponsored by KC Bier, and a dynamic 45-60 minute presentation followed by a Question and Answer session.
What are the age limitations for this event?
Recommended for Adults or interested Youth
Do I need to bring anything?
During Presidents' Day Weekend (February 15th- 18th) receive FREE admission AND a 2 Person Membership upgrade for donating your used children's books to benefit KC Urban Advantage!
1 book = 1 free admission
2 Person Membership Upgrade for all new memberships and renewals with book donation!
*Children's Books ages Pre-K through 6th grade preferred, and books that support English as a Second Language are in particularly high demand!*
The purpose of KC Urban Advantage (KCUA) is to help break the cycle of poverty in Kansas City by increasing confidence and ability in academic achievement for underserved students. Our mission is to provide access to holistic STEAM education and unlock opportunities for higher learning and future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) careers.