About

The A League Apart exhibition showcases the importance of breaking barriers through the stories of the Philadelphia Negro Leagues and their ongoing legacy.  

It focuses on four Barrier Breakers in particular: Octavius Catto, Ed Bolden, Richard “Dick” Allen, and Mo’ne Davis.

Phase 1 of the exhibit is being hosted at Cherry Street Pier thanks to our generous sponsors, donors and supporters. We’re also thankful to have received some great press about the exhibit.

Future phases will expand the exhibit and travel around the Philadelphia region through 2026. Please let us know if you have a venue interested in hosting the exhibit or contact us with any questions.

About Carolyn Quick, Lead Designer & Creator

Carolyn received her master’s at the University of the Arts in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design and a bachelor’s in Industrial Design at Purdue University. Baseball games, cotton candy, and family time were summer staples for Carolyn. With her passion for design and fond memories of America’s Pastime, A League Apart has allowed Carolyn to combine her interests into an exhibit.

About Brian Michael, Producer

Brian is a Northeast Philadelphia native and owner of Shibe Vintage Sports and Phillies Nation. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and London School of Economics, Brian currently teaches economics at Temple University and recently published a book on the history of the Philadelphia Eagles.