“Tasting Freedom: The Life of Octavius V. Catto” from “Philadelphia: The Great Experiment” a 14-part documentary series covering the history of Philadelphia.
Octavius V. Catto and the Philadelphia Pythians played a pivotal role in advancing the interests of African-Americans in the United States before and after the Civil War.
Courtesy of Philadelphia Baseball History
Beginning as an athletic club for youths, the Hilldale Club evolved to become one of the most dominant professional baseball teams in the Negro Leagues.
Stuart “Slim” Jones had potential as a left-handed side arm throwing pitcher in the Negro Leagues. He helped lead the Philadelphia Stars to the 1934 Negro National League championship. But Slim Jones had a demon he could not conquer.
A clip from the movie “42” showing how Jackie Robinson dealt with racism from Phillies manager Ben Chapman.
Jackie Robinson on the Dick Cavett Show describing Philadelphia and the one Phillies player who apologized for the team’s behavior.
A clip discussing the Supreme Court case Curt Flood v. Bowie Kuhn (1972) and Flood’s challenge to the “reserve clause” in baseball, from “Baseball: A Film by Ken Burns”.
After being traded to Philadelphia for Dick Allen, Flood refused to play for the Phillies and ultimately retired.
“I Throw Like a Girl” – a documentary about Mo’ne Davis by Spike Lee.