The League

Cultures & Communities Festival

Presented by the Brewers Community Foundation

The Negro League was a stage for some of the world's best athletes and an economic and social pillar of Black communities. Featuring interviews with Negro League players like Buck O'Neil and Hall of Fame Inductees Monte Irvin, Willie Mays, and Hank Aaron. Following the arc of race history in the United States, THE LEAGUE celebrates some of the 20th century's best athletes and entrepreneurs while grappling with America's arduous march toward equality.

Special Guests in Attendance: Byron Motley, Josh Green - Producers

Community Partners: Japanese American Citizens League, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, Sherman Phoenix Marketplace


About Milwaukee Film

Milwaukee Film is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to entertaining, educating, and engaging our community through cinematic experiences. We operate the magnificent Oriental Theatre, a historic cinema palace committed to high-quality and accessible film and education programming. Since 2009, the annual Milwaukee Film Festival has brought together film fans and filmmakers to celebrate the power of cinema. Our education programs and Cultures & Communities platform provide avenues toward making our community a more empathetic and equitable place for everyone to live.

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