Government Information African-American Baseball Exhibit

Pride & Passion and Government Information: U.S. Congress Honors African American Baseball

In conjunction with the exhibit Pride & Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience, located on the second floor of Reese Library, the Government Information department is offering an exhibit that showcases African-American baseball players along with U.S. Congressional documents that honor their contributions. Pride & Passion and Government Information: U.S. Congress Honors African-American Baseball features issues of the Congressional Record, the proceedings and debates of the U.S. Congress, that include deliberations for House and Senate resolutions to recognize Negro League players, such as Satchel Paige, Larry Doby, and Josh Gibson, in addition to Jackie Robinson, who broke the color barrier in the Major Leagues when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. Also on display is a volume of public laws that contains an act to authorize the award of a congressional medal “to Jackie Robinson (posthumously), in recognition of his many contributions.” To view Federal government documents related to African-American baseball online, as well as other Federal government documents, search the FDsys database at, and please visit the second floor of the Reese Library to view the Government Information exhibit, which will be available through February 2013.