African American baseball players
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
A collection of correspondence, telegrams, and newspaper clippings relating to African American baseball players integration into Major League Baseball. This collection is dated from 1937 to 1980.
The Wendell Smith papers include correspondence and newspaper columns written by Smith for the Pittsburgh Courier and the Chicago's American. These papers document Smith's direct and indirect support of the candidacy of Jackie Robinson as the first Black American to play in the National or American League in the 20th Century.