Pride, 79, will talk about his playing days today as part of Pride and Passion: The African-American Baseball Experience, a traveling exhibition from the American Library Association, now at the Aurora History Museum through September 23. In addition, the museum has supplemented the show with items from two Denver-area collections the Jay Sanford Collection and the John Kohl & Manuel Ramos Collection.
"We really wanted to have the exhibit because there isnt that much focus on the Negro Leagues and how much African-American players contributed to the game even before the major leagues were integrated, says museum director Jennifer Kuehner.
Pride, whose brother is country-music legend Charley Pride, is very proud of having played and of having been a part of that tradition, Kuehner says. In 2008, Pride and 29 other Negro Leagues players were ceremonially drafted by each of the thirty major-league teams in honor of their history. Pride was chosen by the Colorado Rockies.
You can meet Pride and ask him questions today at 2 p.m. at the Aurora History Museum, 15051 East Alameda Parkway; the event is free. For more information, go to www.auroramuseum.org or call 303-739-6660.
Sun., Sept. 18, 2 p.m., 2011