A League Apart Exhibit Showcase at Camden County College

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In collaboration with “A League Apart,” an exhibit showcasing the importance of breaking barriers through the stories of the Philadelphia and South Jersey Negro Leagues, Camden County College hosted a panel discussion on the legacy of the Negro Leagues on Wednesday, February 28 at Camden County College’s William G. Rohrer Center.


Baseball researcher and founder of Baseball-Reference.com, Sean Forman, along with several area historians and authors discussed the advancement of Negro League statistics, and the legacy of the Negro Leagues. Guests had the opportunity to view exclusive Negro League memorabilia donated by Camden County College professor Dr. Kelly Jackson, authenticated baseball cards, and a display of books by local authors.


Using memorabilia, photos, and stories from the past, “A League Apart” focuses on the players who stepped up to the plate to change the biases and traditions of baseball. The exhibit is produced by Carolyn Quick (University of the Arts alumna) and Brian Michael (owner of Shibe Vintage Sports). “A League Apart” is now open at the William G. Rohrer Center, is free to the public and open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through May 20, 2024.


“I can’t think of a better way to honor and celebrate Black History Month than with an exhibition highlighting contributions and accomplishments made by Black Americans in our region,” Camden County Commissioner Jonathan Young said. “I encourage everyone to visit the exhibition while it is at Camden County College, as it is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues here in the Philadelphia and South Jersey area.”


More information is available at www.ALeagueApart.org where you will also find an online giftshop featuring merchandise including a Hilldale Daisies t-shirt and Philadelphia Stars shirts and hats.