Thursday, February 3, 2011

Films and discussions added to Daytona State’s Pride and Passion exhibition

Daytona State College will host two film screenings and discussions this month as an adjunct to its exhibition Pride and Passion: the African-American Baseball Experience.

The first, Only the Ball Was White, will be on Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the Madorsky Theater, bldg. 1200 on the Daytona Beach Campus, from 5 to 7p.m.   The post-film discussion will be moderated by Dr. Joanne Pinkston-McDuffie, senior professor in the School of Humanities and English. 

The second, Soul of the Game, will be on Friday, Feb. 11, from 2 – 5 p.m., at the college’s DeLand Campus, bldg. 6C, rm. 135.  The post-film discussion will be moderated by Doug Giacobbe, associate professor in the School of Behavioral and Social Sciences.  Both of these films, as well as the Pride and Passion exhibition, are free and open to the public. 

Pride and Passion is the highly acclaimed traveling exhibition that chronicles the challenges faced by African-American baseball players beginning in the post-Civil War era. The exhibition was organized by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and the American Library Association Public Programs Office, Chicago. The exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Daytona State’s library is hosting the exhibition through March 3. The library is located in bldg. 210 on the Daytona Beach Campus, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd. Regular library hours of operation: Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information or to arrange a group tour, please contact Dustin R. Weeks, (386) 506-3593, or