Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is a museum in Kansas City, Missouri dedicated to preserving the history of Negro league baseball in America.
The NLBM is a self-guided hour-long tour experience. The exhibits feature a chronology of black baseball dating back to the Civil War, African-American pioneers who integrated baseball, the “gentlemen’s agreement” that banned blacks from MLB, the founding and four decades of the Negro Leagues, and the integration of African Americans into the major leagues. The tour concludes on a replica baseball diamond called “Field of Legends” in the center of the museum with life-sized statues several of the best Negro Leaguer to ever play the game.
Overall, the museum is packed with text panels, hundreds of photographs, artifacts and several film exhibits that is integrated with a timeline of baseball and African American history.