Martha Ackmann


In her new book, biographer Ackmann presents the remarkable story of Toni Stone, the first woman to play professional baseball in the Negro League, when she replaced Hank Aaron on the Indianapolis Clowns. An absorbing, inspirational read for mothers and daughters, girljocks, baseball fans, and women’s and African American history buffs, Ackmann brings to light the remarkable talent, perseverance and accomplishment of a trailblazing athlete.

Event date: 
Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
Women & Children First
5233 N. Clark St.
60640 Chicago
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