When: Mon., May 20, 7 p.m. 2013
In Southern League: A True Story of Baseball, Civil Rights, and the Deep South's Most Compelling Pennant Race, author Larry Colton tells the story of the Southern League's 1964 Birmingham Barons, the first integrated sports team in Alabama. Seventeen years after Jackie Robinson broke the major league's color line, the Barons competed at the height of the civil rights protests and race riots. Colton discusses and signs copies of the book at the Carter Presidential Library. A Cappella Books will have copies of the book for sale in the lobby. The event is free and open to the public.