Students from Cheyney University and Lincoln University joined a panel of Phillies employees for a discussion on the Negro Leagues and diversity in Major League Baseball.

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Rob Holiday (top left), Kenny Johnson (top right) and Jalen Green (bottom) on Thursday’s “The Legacy of Black Baseball in Philadelphia” webinar.

The Phillies hosted dozens of HBCU students on Thursday for an interactive webinar on the history and the future of African-American influence on baseball in Philadelphia.

“The Legacy of Black Baseball in Philadelphia” invited students at Cheyney University and Lincoln University, two HBCUs who regularly work with the Phillies. It aimed to dive into the history of Black influence on Philadelphia’s past while exploring its lasting impact today.

“You don’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been,” said Phillies Manager of Community Engagement Kenny Johnson. …

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