This exhibit traces the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues and African American players through present day in the Twin Cities.

Although there was not a Negro League team in Minnesota, League players and many outstanding local athletes played in barnstorming games throughout the state.

St. Paul and Minneapolis players in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s are highlighted in the exhibit. Key topics include why the Negro League was formed and some of the results of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier.

The exhibit, developed by Ramsey County Historical Society and curated by Frank M. White, will be at the library in Maplewood in January and February.