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National exhibit on Negro Leagues to open in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A traveling exhibit documenting the history of Negro Baseball Leagues opens this week in Milwaukee.

"Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience" starts Friday and runs through September 4 at the Washington Park Library.

The show covers the history of Negro Leagues in baseball and looks at how black ball players faired in the Majors after Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.

It includes photos, team rosters, scoreboards and other baseball memorabilia.

The Milwaukee Public Library is one of 25 libraries across the nation hosting the exhibit.

It was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and and Museum in New York and the American Library Association Public Programs Office in Chicago.

The exhibit is based on a permanent display at the Hall of Fame.

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