Free Film Screening: The Soul of the Game

Join Michigan Opera Theatre at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History for a FREE screening of “The Soul of the Game”, a film detailing the experiences of legends Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson during the Negro Baseball League era.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on the legacy of the Negro Leagues, both nationally and in Detroit, and current issues of racial equity and inclusion in sports and beyond.

The evening is part of the Charles Wright Museum’s The Liberation Film Series, and Michigan Opera Theatre’s “Take Me Out to the Opera”, a year-long initiative that explores the role of arts and sports in improving racial equity and inclusion. The program will culminate with MOT’s May production of “The Summer King,” an opera about baseball player Josh Gibson, who dominated Negro League baseball but was denied the opportunity to play in the Major Leagues due to segregation.

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