In conjunction with the Atlanta Braves, the Mississippi Braves are joining together with the Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute in their extraordinary effort to empower the youth of color in central Mississippi through education and community activation. In keeping with the mission of the Atlanta Braves Foundation to support youth-serving programs in our community, a grant for $5,000 was presented to the Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute at Trustmark Park on Friday, September 11.
Black history runs deep in Jackson and the state of Mississippi, from the icons, to record breakers to the most influential voices. We honor those who have inspired change and celebrate a history embedded in excellence. This Black History Month, we are growing the game by paving the way for the next generation of Black ballplayers, executives, and fans.
Below are some of the many Black Baseball Icons from the Magnolia State.