Long Time Coming Film Recounts First Integrated Little League Game in the South Image

Documentary Long Time Coming: A 1955 Baseball Story chronicles the events which led to the first integrated Little League game ever played in the South.

Now more than 60 years later members of the all-black Pensacola Jaycees and the all-white Orlando Kiwanis recount the story of how it came to pass. The players explore how this game changed their lives, how it was more than just a game. Featuring Hank AaronCal Ripken, Jr.Gary SheffieldDavey Johnson and Ambassador Andrew Young, the film explores questions of race, equality, forgiveness, and healing.

The film had its world premiere at the Florida Film Festival this April which gave filmmakers the opportunity to reunite the players once again—this time on the very field where they played their championship game. It is scheduled to be screened at the Library of Congresas part of its Baseball Americana exhibition. Learn more about the film here.  Enjoy the trailer presented on the Film Threat YouTube channel. 

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