Tumbleweed Pictures presents a documentary about racism, segregation and civil rights in America, told through the lives of the Negro League baseball players.
Chesapeake Film Festival
Baseball Film Festival
Hall of Fame
Queen City Film Festival (NJ)
Hot Films in the Making
Roy W. Dean
MiLB hosted a 12 city Barnstorming Tour with The Other Boys of Summer providing a powerful platform for teams to engage with their communities and show their commitment to civil rights, equity & inclusion.
Where can I see the film?
The film is the centerpiece of an original Diversity, Equity & Inclusion program available to companies, communities, schools and organizations of all kinds.
The program includes the film and panel discussion. We connect the past to what's happening today and inspire the future. Additional resources provided.
Proven ROI to over 85 organizations and communities as a way to bring people together, amplify diverse voices, create a space for courageous conversations.
Greenville Drive - June 17
Charleston RiverDogs - June 24
Montgomery Biscuits - July 18
Birmingham Barons - July 19
Gwinnett Stripers - July 22
Bowie BaySox - August 1
Wilmington Blue Rocks - August 3
Norfolk Tides - August 27
Richmond Flying Squirrels - August 28
Charlotte Knights - September 8
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp - September 19
Nashville Sounds - September 22
The 2023 MiLB Barnstorming Tour was a great success. We brought The Other Boys of Summer to a dozen Minor League clubs & communities celebrating the legacy and inspiring people of all ages and races.
The Other Boys of Summer DEI program is available virtually, hybrid and in person.
Community Giveback program hosted by the NY Mets.
Community program, downtown Detroit
Hybrid program enjoyed by the AZ Diamondbacks,
Black History Month Kickoff (2020) - TPG
AZ Diamondbacks Juneteenth 2021
The Other Boys of Summer was an integral part of MLB's Diversity & Inclusion Activation "The Bridge" at the 2019 All Star Game, kicked off the Detroit Tigers 18th Annual Negro Leagues Weekend in 2021 and was part of the SF Giants FanFest 2023 at Oracle Park.
What people have said:
"Spartanburg will never be the same! The film was truly amazing! "
Luther Norman, Youth Sports Bureau
"Thank you for putting together this film. It was truly an honor and a privilege to watch it and meet you.
Curtis Granderson - MLB player, (16 seasons), President of The Players Alliance
"A heartfelt home run!"
Vint Hartgrave - The Coach & The Preacher Show
"I’d highly recommend that other teams and communities consider this opportunity to share the Negro Leagues history and embark on a social and cultural conversation that’s more relevant today than ever."
Charley Frank, Executive Director, Reds Community Fund
"We are using storytelling to get us to understand each other’s stories and contributions. Highly recommend The Other Boys of Summer."
Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri - Partner, CHRO - TPG
"I'm still on a high from the private screening of "The Other Boys of Summer" that our The NETwork National team held today...it was food for my soul."
Latya Taylor - AT&T
"The film is also a story of hope: of our nation struggling to become more of who we are meant to be united in our diversity."
Joe Marx, - Director, Program Communications & Partnerships - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
"This was my favorite program we've done since I've been here (over 9 years)"
Lauren P. - Director of Marketing - Bally Sports Detroit
"extraordinarily moving and shapes the first half of the 20th century expertly. I laughed, learned, and cried my way through it. I thoroughly enjoyed The Other Boys of Summer."
H. Michael Harvey - author of Freaknik Lawyer: A Memoir on the Craft of Resistance
"...hands down the best documentary I've seen. I wish everyone would/could watch it!"
Judy A. - Audience member, shared her feedback after viewing.