Press RoomDelay of Game 2019 AASLH Award Winner
June 10, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
The Neville Public Museum’s Delay of Game: Experiences of African American Football Players in Titletown Exhibit Wins 2019 AASLH Award of Merit
Green Bay, WI—June 10, 2019—The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) proudly announces that the Neville Public Museum of Brown County is the recipient of an Award of Merit for Delay of Game: Experiences of African American Football Players in Titletown. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards, now in its 74th year, is the most prestigious recognition for achievement in the preservation and interpretation of state and local history.
Delay of Game (August 7, 2018- March 25, 2019) focused on the experiences and challenges of African American Packers players throughout the franchise’s history. The exhibit embraced difficult history especially in Green Bay’s predominantly white community. Today, African Americans make up less than 3% of Green Bay’s population and only .09% in 1950 when the first African American started for the Green Bay Packers. Delay of Game explored today’s social issues and their connection to football. This included profiling young players into certain positions based on race and the NFL national anthem protests.
This year, AASLH is proud to confer fifty national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet during the 2019 AASLH Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, on Friday, August 30. The banquet is supported by a generous contribution from the History Channel.
The AASLH awards program was initiated in 1945 to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history throughout the United States. The AASLH Leadership in History Awards not only honor significant achievement in the field of state and local history, but also bring public recognition of the opportunities for small and large organizations, institutions, and programs to make contributions in this arena. For more information about the Leadership in History Awards, contact AASLH at 615-320-3203, or go to www.aaslh.org.
The Neville Public Museum of Brown County is an accredited cultural institution that champions history, science and art. Located in downtown Green Bay, Wisconsin, the museum is dedicated to the collection and preservation of significant objects relevant to Northeast Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The museum seeks to bridge these multi-generational regional communities through engaging exhibits and dynamic programming.
Beth A. Kowalski-Lemke • Executive Director
210 Museum Place • Green Bay, WI 54303
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