Why did the Negro Leagues flourish during the Great Depression when the Major Leagues were struggling?
The teams were points of pride in black communities around the nation. One commentator said that the teams were stitching black Americans together. 3) What was the significance of Satchel Paige? Satchel Paige was the Babe Ruth, in terms of attraction to games, of the Negro Leagues. He kept the franchises going. He probably won more baseball games than anyone, in majors or Negro leagues. He was the best-paid player in the Negro Leagues. 4) What was keeping African Americans from playing in the Major Leagues? Every other minority in America was allowed to play. Cubans, Jews, Native Americans, and Asians had all made it to the Majors. However, due to a gentlemans agreement, between the Major League teams owners, African Americans were kept out of the league. 5) Did watching this movie help you understand the lives of African Americans during this era before the Civil Rights Movement? Why or Why not? Open-ended question. Evaluation: At the end of the lesson students will pair up and resear