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Ernie Banks

Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

Baseball exhibit celebrates Black History Month

Take a look back at the world of baseball — and the Negro Baseball Leagues — as part of a Black History Month exhibit at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale.

The exhibit, open during regular library hours through Feb. 28, has more than 200 pieces of memorabilia including photographs and books on Jackie Robinson as well as a replica of his jersey and a Brooklyn Dodgers hat. Visitors can also learn about other Negro Leagues players such as Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Larry Doby and Leroy "Satchel" Paige.

"I think it's important to let the community know, especially the younger people, that there was a time when...