Oldest Known Footage of African-Americans Playing Baseball

Archivists at the University of Georgia Libraries’ Walter J. Brown Media Archives have discovered footage dating back nearly a century. The 26-second footage, which features scenes of African-American employees of the Pebble Hill Plantation playing baseball, makes it some of the oldest footage of its kind.

The footage also made its way to Cooperstown, where Margaret Compton, the archivist who discovered the film, presented the film and her research at the 26th Annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture.

You can read more in an article in the Red & Black web site at http://goo.gl/h1sx9F.

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