Course Description

Once upon a time, long before college basketball and football became so popular, baseball was king in North Carolina. Black or White, rich college student or poor mill worker, it was the sport everyone played. In addition to providing entertainment for well over 100 years, baseball has been very socially important to communities, particularly in the years before television. Later, in the 1950s and '60s, it helped serve as an instrument of social change by racially integrating well before other aspects of Southern society. In addition, the careers of numerous big-league stars began in the state. This course will cover the rich history of baseball in North Carolina, from the earliest years to the boom of the professional game in the 1930s and '40s, the decline of the 1970s, and a rebirth in the 1980s. Other subjects will be Black baseball, textile mill baseball, and the stadiums and ballparks of the state. | Lecture + Q&A.

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Section Title
Baseball in North Carolina
Online - Zoom
3:30PM to 4:45PM
Sep 15, 2020 to Nov 03, 2020
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Virtual Classroom  
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