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The Other Boys of Summer: Film Screening

The Other Boys of Summer: Film Screening

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SCPL Headquarters, C.C. Woodson Recreation Center, Evans Auditorium


"The Other Boys of Summer" is a documentary about racism, segregation, and civil rights in America, told through the lives of the Negro League baseball players, and narrated by Cicely Tyson. The film shines the spotlight on a generation of unsung heroes and provides an opportunity to bring people together, engage in open dialog, and collaborate. These pioneers empower people to believe everyone can make a positive impact.

After viewing the film, producer Lauren Meyer and several local baseball legends associated with the Spartanburg Sluggers will respond in a panel discussion.

Thanks to the generosity of sponsors, there are three opportunities to view this film and engage in the follow-up panel discussion:

Monday, February 17 @ 2:00pm, SCPL Headquarters, Barrett Room
Monday, February 17 @ 6:00pm, C.C. Woodson Recreation Center
Tuesday, February 18 @ 6:00pm, Spartanburg Community College, Downtown Campus, Evans Auditorium.

Admission is FREE!

2020 marks the Centennial of the founding of the Negro National League, and there are several historical moments related to the Negro National League that will be highlighted throughout the year.

Special Thanks to the Sponsors who made this possible:
The City of Spartanburg
Spartanburg County Public Libraries
Spartanburg County Parks Department
The Spartanburg County Foundation
Heirshare
Episcopal Church of the Advent
First Presbyterian Church Spartanburg
Episcopal Church of the Epiphany
Spartanburg Community College, Downtown Campus

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