Black Kids Dream Of Playing HBCU Baseball

While the Face of Black College Baseball Grows Whiter and Whiter

Bluefield State College on the left and Xavier University on the right paused for the signing of the Negro National Anthem before start of Black College Baseball Championship game May 1, 2021 at Riverwalk Stadium, Photo by Cascade Publishing House.

When I was a high schooler in Macon, Georgia, I dreamed of playing collegiate baseball at Georgia Tech in Atlanta during the early days of school desegregation. In 1969, the year I graduated from the majority white high school that I had integrated four years earlier, there were no Black American baseball players on the Georgia…