Don’t miss this Zoom program exploring and celebrating the presence of Latinas/os in baseball on July 7, hosted by our Affiliate El Pueblo History Museum! #Pleibol
We at El Pueblo History Museum have the incredible honor of presenting "¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los Barrios y las Grandes Ligas," a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.
"¡Pleibol!" showcases the story of how the Latinx community's love and talent for baseball transformed not only the sport, but also American culture.
On July 7th, we will have an in-depth conversation on Zoom about the exhibition. We will be joined by special guest Dr. Margaret Salazar-Porzio, the curator of Latinx History and Culture at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and Salvadore Acuna, a local baseball organizational consultant and team coach at the Runyon Sports Complex Commission.
El Pueblo staff members will also be presenting, including Jose Ortega, Marisa Lopez, and Dianne Archuleta, the Director of El Pueblo History Museum.
It's free, so we hope to see you there!!
For more information, visit the link below :)
Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the National Museum of American History, Washington, D.C.
This exhibition received generous support from the Cordoba Corporation and Linda Alvarado, and federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
📷: Boys baseball team, Greeley Colorado, 1951.
Courtesy of the Gabriel and Jody Lopez Collection and the Smithsonian Institution