Speakers for Programs

“Pride and Passion: The African American Baseball Experience” Online Site Support Notebook

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum will help libraries find speakers for programs. Contact: Erik Strohl, Senior Director of Exhibitions and Collections, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main St., P.O. Box 590, Cooperstown, NY 13326-0590,

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City has contact information for scholars, lecturers and former baseball players. Contact Raymond Doswell, Deputy Director & Chief Curator, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 1616 East 18th St., Kansas City, MO 64108; (816) 221-1920.

Most state humanities councils have a list of scholars who have experience with public programming and/or Speaker’s Bureaus. Check to see if there are scholars in your state who offer presentations about the Negro leagues, baseball and society, or specific players.

Authors of books about Negro league baseball are often interested in doing presentations.

Other speakers who have given presentations on the Negro leagues:

If you have any problems contacting potential speakers, please contact the ALA Public Programs Office.