The Color of Change: A History of the Negro American Baseball Leagues
Grades: 6 - 12

Video Description: New December 2022! “The Color of Change” tells the story of baseball segregation through first-hand experiences and the significant contributions African-American players made to the major leagues.

Type of Video: Story*
Unique Video ID: US History-165**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • Students should research, write, and memorize a short biography for a Negro League player. Then have a living museum in your classroom, hall or auditorium and invite other classes to hear the biographies and learn about these players.


*Story videos employ a narrative form to highlight a topic, location, or practitioner in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.