A tribute to Braves icon Hank Aaron will highlight four days of activities surrounding the fifth annual Civil Rights Game between the Braves and Philadelphia Phillies May 15 at Turner Field.
The game moves to Atlanta for 2011 and 2012, after previous stops in Memphis and Cincinnati. The Braves and Phillies will wear Negro League-themed uniforms.
With the move to Atlanta, a city at the center of the Civil Rights movement, comes an expanded schedule of events connected to this year’s game. The May 12 red-carpet tribute to legendary Braves slugger Aaron at the Fox Theatre includes a screening of the acclaimed documentary Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream.
Other activities include a Bud Selig diversity business conference and trade fair, a youth summit, a roundtable discussion on baseball and the Civil Rights Movement, and the Beacon Awards banquet May 14 at the Omni Hotel.