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Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story

Special | 58m 46s

Dee Dee Sharp hosts a discussion of “Long Time Coming”, a documentary about the 1955 Little League state championship game between an all-black Pensacola team and an all-white Orlando team. In an era when racial segregation defined the south, two groups of twelve-year-old boys—the Pensacola Jaycees and the Orlando Kiwanis—stepped on to a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance.

Aired: 07/25/18

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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