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DU’s Josh Gibson Documentary Screened at Cooperstown

A documentary about Negro Leagues star Josh Gibson, produced by journalism and multimedia students under the guidance of Dr. Dennis Woytek, was part of a three-day film festival at the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Oct. 2.

The film, Josh Gibson: The Legend Behind the Plate, was one of 11 selected to be shown during the fifth annual Baseball Film Festival at Cooperstown, N.Y.

The Telly Award-winning, 50-minute documentary focuses not only on the athletic performance of Negro Leagues slugger Gibson but also examines the culture of the time and the influence of the Negro Leagues on Major League Baseball.

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