“Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story” is a documentary that delves into 1950s America’s racial dynamics through a pivotal youth baseball game. In 1955, teams of 12-year-olds, one all-black and the other all-white, played the South’s first integrated Little League game, challenging the era’s racial norms. The film interweaves memories from surviving team members with insights from baseball legends like Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken, Jr., Gary Sheffield, and Davey Johnson.

Beyond showcasing the racial challenges of the time, the documentary highlights the unifying power of sports during societal upheavals, underpinned by the perspectives of these baseball icons.

Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story | April 9, 2018 (United States) 7.4
Director: Jon StrongWriter: Ted Haddock, John King, Mike Quinn Jr.Stars: Hank Aaron, Andrew Young, Cal RipkenSummary: In 1955, when racial segregation defined the South, two groups of twelve-year-old boys stepped onto a baseball field in a non-violent act of cultural defiance that would change the course of history.
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