Freedom's Promise: The Negro Leagues, 1st Edition

  • Duchess Harris
  • Alex Kies
  • Published By: Core Library
  • ISBN-10: 1532175698
  • ISBN-13: 9781532175695
  • DDC: 796.357640
  • Grade Level Range: 3rd Grade - 8th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released January 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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In the early 1900s, African Americans faced widespread discrimination. Professional baseball leagues banned Black ballplayers. So African Americans formed their own professional baseball leagues. This book explores the history of these leagues and their legacy today. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Letter from Duchess.
1: The Color Barrier.
2: Forming the Negro Leagues.
3: Starting Over.
4: Integration.
5: Ends and Beginnings.
Fast Facts.
Stop and Think.
Online Resources.
Learn More.
About the Authors.