Literature: "Strong Right Arm: The Story of Mamie 'Peanut' Johnson" by Michelle Y. Green
These sites are about the first black female pitcher – Mamie “Peanut” Johnson. Read her biography, history of Negro Baseball Leagues, and women in baseball. Includes a lesson plan, photographs and audio. There are links to eThemes resources on African American first, Negro League, and Black History Month.
History of Women in Baseball
See this timeline of women in baseball. NOTE: The site includes ads.
The Girls of Summer
Look back at baseball history and read about women in professional baseball in the 19th century. Click on the "Baseball" icon at the bottom of the page to learn about the science of baseball.
Negro League Baseball Players Association: History
Read the history of the Negro League and its contribution to professional baseball. NOTE: The site includes ads.
This site provides information on the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues and famous players. NOTE: The site includes ads.
African Americans in Major League Baseball
View this fifteen-page PowerPoint file on the history of African Americans in Major League Baseball. Includes slides and photographs of Moses "Fleetwood" Walker, Andrew "Rube" Foster, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, and women in the Negro League.
Negro League Baseball Players Association: Jackie Robinson
Read Jackie Robinson's biography, the first black player in the Major League Baseball. NOTE: The site contains ads.
Negro League Baseball Players Association: Mamie Johnson
Here is a biography of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson. Includes her signed photograph. NOTE: The site includes ads.
NPR: Peanut Johnson
Listen to an interview with Mamie Johnson, her recollection on segregation, Satchel Paige, Indianapolis Clowns, and more. NOTE: The site includes ads.
Negro League Baseball eMuseum: Team Photo Achieve
Click on the Mamie Johnson photograph to enlarge it.
Funbrain: Math Baseball
Do the math and hit homerun in this online math baseball game. NOTE: The site includes ads.
eThemes Resource: African American Firsts
These sites include information about African-American firsts in literature, sports, politics, education, music, etc. Significant contributions of African-Americans in contemporary and past history have been identified.
eThemes Resource: Baseball: Negro League
These sites have information about the teams and players in the Negro Baseball League. The history of the league is explained in text and timelines. Many sites have photos and biographies of these players. Also included are video and audio interviews.
eThemes Resource: Black History Month
These sites are about Black History Month. Learn about the contributions of African Americans in different fields. Includes quizzes, an interactive timeline, and other activities.