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DU Produced Documentary on Josh Gibson to Premiere on WTAE-TV

‘The Legend Behind the Plate’ is Being Shown to Mark Black History Month

The Legend Behind the Plate: The Josh Gibson Story, a documentary produced by Duquesne University students, will be shown from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27, on WTAE-TV to commemorate Black History Month.

The hour-long documentary captures the story of Negro Leagues slugger Josh Gibson, who has been called the greatest baseball player of his day. Gibson, who led the National Negro League in home runs for 10 consecutive years, played for the Pittsburgh Crawfords and the Homestead Grays from 1927 to 1946, which were racially segregated years in sports and American life.

The Legend Behind the Plate was produced by undergraduates in a journalism and multimedia arts class taught by Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor, and Mike Clark, adjunct professor. Duquesne alumnus and Pittsburgh broadcaster Bill Hillgrove narrates the documentary, which was created in cooperation with the Josh Gibson Foundation.

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