The BASEBALL RELIQUARY Inc.
BRANCH RICKEY & JACKIE ROBINSON
Saturday, October 19, 2002 ~ 11:00 AM & 2:00 PM
1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA
Free Admission / Information (626) 791-7647
Actor, historian, and educator John C. "Chuck" Chalberg will travel
from his home in Minnesota to present two separate workshops which explore the
cultural legacies of Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson and their impacts on the
world of baseball, the civil rights movement, and the American social landscape
of the 20th century. Both workshops are sponsored by the Baseball Reliquary, are
free of charge, and will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2002 at the Jackie
Robinson Center, 1020 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, California. Each workshop
will run approximately 90 minutes.
The first workshop, designed for young people, is entitled "Your Sporting Life — and Jackie’s" and will begin at 11:00 AM and run to approximately 12:30 PM. Topics to be discussed include: What does sport mean to you? What did it mean to a young Branch Rickey and to Jackie Robinson? Where does baseball fit into your life and into the life of the country? Why has baseball always been so popular? What sports appeal to you and why?
The second workshop, designed for adults, is entitled "Baseball and the Three R’s: Rickey, Robinson, and Race" and will begin at 2:00 PM and run to approximately 3:30 PM. Topics to be discussed include: What role has race played in the history of American baseball? Has baseball been ahead of the civil rights movement or behind it? Was Branch Rickey a true pioneer or not? Was Jackie Robinson the "perfect" trailblazer?
Chuck Chalberg teaches American history at Normandale Community College in Bloomington, Minnesota. He is a Fulbright Lecturer and author of the book Rickey & Robinson: The Preacher, the Player, and America’s Game. As a professional actor, Chalberg has presented one-man performances of historical figures such as Branch Rickey, Teddy Roosevelt, Patrick Henry, Huey Long, G.K. Chesterton, and H.L. Mencken throughout North America.
For further information, contact the Baseball Reliquary by phone at (626) 791-7647 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.