The Atlanta Braves Heritage Weekend, presented by Belk and Kia will be held at Turner Field Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2. To celebrate our city's rich diversity, the Braves are hosting a weekend of events to honor baseball's role in affecting social change.
Events include the Champions of Justice Discussion Panel on Friday in Turner Field's 755 Club. The discussion will focus on the evolving role of sports and athletes from the past, present and future in civil and contemporary human and civil rights landscapes. All proceeds from this event will support the National Center for Human and Civil Rights, scheduled to open in downtown Atlanta in 2014.
On Saturday, the Braves will take on the Nationals and pay tribute to the Negro Leagues. Prior to the game there will be an on-field ceremony honoring the Negro Leagues after which the teams will take the field wearing the uniforms of the Atlanta Black Crackers and the Washington/Homestead Grays.
Bid for your chance to receive game worn and autographed Heritage Weekend jerseys! All jerseys will be authenticated and all Braves jerseys will be autographed. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation.
Tuskeege Airmen's Rise Above Exhibit
The "RISE ABOVE" Traveling Exhibit tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen in an experiential way. The exhibit uses the story as an example of how people might reach beyond their grasp to attain new levels of achievement, just like the Tuskegee Airmen.
The goal of the CAR Red Tail Squadron "RISE ABOVE" Traveling Exhibit is to teach six guides principles of the Tuskegee Airmen:
Negro Leagues Exhibit
Times, Teams, & Talent gives a great overview of Negro Leagues history. Several panels detail the history of the leagues, basic questions about teams and players, as well as information on the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Display is 24 feet wide, 8 feet high, and about 4 feet deep, with panels on both sides.