Effa Manley Teaching Resource (Target Age: Middle School)

Of the nearly 300 members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, only one is a woman. Effa Manley and her husband, Abe, were co-owners of the Newark Eagles from 1936 to 1948. The Eagles played in the old Negro League, the home of  stars who were banned from Major League baseball because of their skin color.

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