Integration Stories: Afro-Latinos and the Transformation of America’s Game

Lecture Description

Afro-Latinos have become prominent among the stars of professional baseball. Their story follows not just Jackie Robinson’s 1947 trailblazing debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers, but also that of Afro-Cuban Orestes “Minnie” Minoso’s 1949 breakthrough. This lecture examines the story of Afro-Latinos, their racial experience as part of the generation of integration pioneers and their emergence as the largest group of Black players in Major League Baseball in the 21st century.

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Latino Latina Sports and Recreation

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