The Road to Rickwood

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On June 20 2024, Major League Baseball will host a regular season game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. But the 114-year-old stadium has a long and complicated history. It hosted everything from segregated baseball, a women’s suffrage event, a Klan rally and eventually, the first integrated sports team in Alabama. "The Road to Rickwood" host, Roy Wood Jr. speaks with historians, civic leaders, former Negro League players and more, to learn how Birmingham’s civil rights story played out at America’s oldest ballpark.

On June 20 2024, Major League Baseball will host a regular season game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. But the 114-year-old stadium has a long and complicated history. It hosted everything from segregated baseball, a women’s suffrage event, a Klan rally and eventually, the first integrated sports team in Alabama. "The Road to Rickwood" host, Roy Wood Jr. speaks with historians, civic leaders, former Negro League players and more, to learn how Birmingham’s civil rights story played out at America’s oldest ballpark.


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On June 20 2024, Major League Baseball will host a regular season game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. But the 114-year-old stadium has a...

Bought by KUT, KAZU Seaside, Calif., and KERA


  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
  • Length: 51:31
  • Purchases: 3
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On June 20 2024, Major League Baseball will host a regular season game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. But the 114-year-old stadium has a...

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif., KUT, and KERA


  • Added: Jun 04, 2024
  • Length: 51:29
  • Purchases: 3
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On June 20 2024, Major League Baseball will host a regular season game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. But the 114-year-old stadium has a...

Bought by KAZU Seaside, Calif., KUT, and KJZZ


  • Added: Jun 11, 2024
  • Length: 51:30
  • Purchases: 3
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On June 20 2024, Major League Baseball will host a regular season game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. But the 114-year-old stadium has a...

Bought by KJZZ, KAZU Seaside, Calif., KUT, and WBHM


  • Added: Jun 25, 2024
  • Length: 51:29
  • Purchases: 4