Diamond Cuts

"Diamond Cuts" are unique and interesting narratives taken from the history of African American baseball. These true stories are presented here to spark the critical thinking skills and imaginations of students. Diamond Cuts can be used as a "sponge activity," or an introduction to the subject to spark conversation. Share these stories with students as a way of engaging the many varied social studies themes in baseball history.

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