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Baseball's Color Line at Work in Georgia

This image, depicting African-American baseball players from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, typifies baseball's "color line" in the late-19th and first-half of the 20th century.

White teams competed against white teams while black teams competed against black teams.

W.E.B. DuBois used this picture as part of the photos he compiled, between 1899-1900, for the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. The Library of Congress maintains the photo, providing this title:

African American baseball players from Morris Brown College, with boy and another man standing at door, Atlanta, Georgia

The Library's curators provide additional notes about the picture:

In album (disbound): Negro life in Georgia, U.S.A., compiled and prepared by W.E.B. Du Bois, v. 4, no. 337. 

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Media Credits

Library of Congress; part of W.E.B. DuBois' collection of African-American photos which he compiled for the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900. Part of the Daniel Murray Collection at the Library of Congress. 

 

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