Saturday, September 24, 2022

Local Youth use Baseball to Experience the History of the South in New Documentary

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Baseball Beyond Borders (BBB) and Converge Media (Converge) announced tickets are available for the premier of the short film “Reconciliation Tour” on September 27 at T-Mobile Park’s Ellis Pavilion from 3-5 p.m. Tickets can be reserved at Baseball Beyond Borders.

“This is what BBB is all about,” said founder Bookie Gates. “We are able to teach critical life skills, break down barriers, and empower youth of color by using sports as a framework.”

The “Reconciliation Tour” chronicles a four-day trip of sixteen (16) Seattle youth and five (5) coaches, all members of BBB Kings senior division All-Star baseball team. The documentary features the following.

  • Participating in a baseball clinic with youth, ages 9-18, from Jackson, MS, a community with one of the highest poverty rates in the nation.
  • Exploring Jackson State University, part of the Historically Black College University (HBCU) network.
  • Travelling to Montgomery, AL by way of the Edmunds Pettis Bridge, where voting rights marchers were violently confronted by law enforcement personnel on March 7, 1965.
  • Touring the Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memorial, which highlights the legacy of slavery and its impact on communities across America.
  • Visiting the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people.
  • Interacting with activist and author Anthony Ray Hinton.

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