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Civil Rights Game schedule of events

Civil Rights Game schedule of events

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Baseball and the Civil Rights Movement Roundtable Discussion
Moderated by Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree

Panelists:
• Baseball Hall of Famer & former Red Tony Perez
• Former Major League All-Star & MLB Network analyst Harold Reynolds
• Lee Lowenfish, author "Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman"
• Richard Lapchick, Director, Institute for Diversity & Ethics in Sport
• Nathaniel Jones, former Justice with U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
• James Clingman, Jr., national "Blackonomics" columnist & founder, Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce
• Basketball Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson

Date: Friday, June 19, 2009
Time: 4-5:30 p.m., STREAMED LIVE ON MLB.COM
Location: National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, 50 East Freedom Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Admission: Free (reservations recommended)

Book signing by "Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman" author Lee Lowenfish
1:30-3 p.m. in front of the Freedom Center's Book Store (located on the Main Level)

Major League Baseball Beacon Awards Luncheon presented by Toyota
Hosted by: Soledad O'Brien
Keynote: President William Jefferson Clinton
Honorees: MLB Beacon of Life Hank Aaron (Presented by Commissioner Allan H. Selig), MLB Beacon of Change Muhammad Ali (Presented by Sugar Ray Leonard), MLB Beacon of Hope Bill Cosby (Presented by Bob Gibson)

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: The Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Admission: $100 per individual ticket/special table packages available

Civil Rights Game Youth Summit/Wanna' Play Spectacular
• Demonstrations with MLB Network's Harold Reynolds, Reds Brandon Phillips and Jerry Hairston, Jr. and former Red Eric Davis, interactive exhibits


• Q & A with "Cory in the House" star Kyle Massey, "Zoey 101" star Christopher Massey, country artist Rissi Palmer, "Bridge to Terabithia" star Josh Hutcherson and Eric Davis

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Time: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Q&A 4-5 p.m.
Location: Fountain Square, 520 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Admission: Free

Gillette Civil Rights Game
Chicago White Sox at Cincinnati Reds, live on MLB Network
• Special pregame ceremonies featuring Grammy-winning gospel artist BeBe Winans and MLB Beacon Award Winners Hank Aaron, Muhammad Ali and Bill Cosby

Date: Saturday, June 20, 2009
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Great American Ball Park, 100 Joe Nuxhall Way, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
Admission: Ticket prices vary

Book signing by Satchel author Larry Tye
• 4-6 p.m. at the Reds Hall of Fame and Museum (in The Negro Leagues and Cincinnati exhibit)


• Bottom of 2nd inning - Bottom of 4th inning at the Reds Community Corner (located near Gapper's Alley, behind Section 120)

Event host hotels
• The Westin Cincinnati Hotel
21 East 5th Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 621-7700


• Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Hotel
35 West Fifth Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
(513) 421-9100

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