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Aug 18, 2022

The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour: Race, Media, and America’s National Pastime

Join us as Phil S. Dixon, author and co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, offers a program on his 2019 book, "The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour: Race, Media, and America’s National Pastime." The presentation will shed light on Dizzy and Daffy Dean’s All-Stars as they traversed the country in 1934, taking the field against the greatest teams in the Negro Leagues. Dixon will examine the glory of the games as well as the disingenuous journalistic tactics that proliferated during the tour with an introspective look at its impact on race relations. Highlights will include contributions from Negro League stars – such as Satchel Paige, Chet Brewer, Charlie Beverly and Andy Cooper – that were routinely glossed over by sports writers of the day, granting them their rightful due in sports history. In Dixon’s own words, “It is more than a baseball story—it is an American story.”


Time: 7 - 8 pm

Location: Missouri State Archives, 600 W. Main St.

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information, contact archives@sos.mo.gov or 573.451.3280

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