Harrisburg Giants Film

Festivals that have accepted the film

  • Harrisburg-Hershey Film Festival
  • Susquehannock Film Festival
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival
  • Reading FilmFest

The city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has had a profound and largely unknown history of race relations and baseball. In 1867, Harrisburg hosted a conference held by the Philadelphia 'Base Ball' Association which became the first baseball league to officially segregate black and white players. However in 1954, a Negro League team in Harrisburg called the Harrisburg Giants, became the first team in the Eastern Negro League to integrate white players on their team. This is their story.

Harrisburg hershey black 1
Reading FilmFest Laurel
Audience award black 1
National baseball hall of fame black 1
Susquehannock Film Laurel