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Tumbleweed Pictures presents a documentary about racism, segregation and civil rights in America, told through the lives of the Negro League baseball players.
Best Documentary
Chesapeake Film Festival
Official Selection
Baseball Film Festival 
National Baseball
Hall of Fame

Official Selection
Queen City Film Festival (NJ)
Roy W. Dean
Hot Films in the Making


MiLB hosted a 12 city Barnstorming Tour with The Other Boys of Summer providing a powerful platform for teams to 
engage with community 
and show commitment to civil rights, equity & inclusion.

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Where can I see the film?

Directed by Lauren Meyer
Emmy Nominated Director

A triumphant story of passion and perseverance. Through the lens of America's pastime it connects our history to today's headlines and explores what it's like to pursue your dreams in spite of your circumstances. The critically acclaimed film features never-before-seen interviews with unsung civil rights trailblazers who played alongside of Jackie Robinson and changed the game and America forever.

"A league born out of exclusion would become one of this countries most inclusive entities." Bob Kendrick
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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 100 organizations and communities as a way to bring people together, amplify diverse voices, create a space for courageous conversations. 

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The Other Boys of Summer kicked off the 2024 baseball season in Greenville, SC on Jackie Robinson Weekend. The Greenville Drive invited us to join them for their opening homestand. The film was featured as part of the King Legacy HBCU College Fair and was enjoyed by the community.

Summer 2023

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

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The 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.
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Community program, downtown Detroit
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Black History Month Kickoff - TPG
Community program - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

The Other Boys of Summer was was part of the SF Giants 2023 FanFest at Oracle Park, was an integral part of MLB's Diversity & Inclusion Activation "The Bridge" at the 2019 All Star Game and kicked off the Detroit Tigers 18th Annual Negro Leagues Weekend in 2021.

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 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.

"... weaves the black game into the story of segregation, and how that game fits into the larger story of what these players faced as they played their game as the "other boys of summer."
Dr. Lawrence Hogan , Author - The Forgotten History of African American Baseball.

A sample of organizations who have found the program valuable to their employees, students and community:

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Rocky Mount, NC

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