Boxeo y Béisbol: The Cuba-U.S. Sports Exchange
From the Gift of Vicki Gold Levi
Two sports, boxing and baseball, helped build connections between Cuba and the United States from 1915 to 1959. Cuban and American boxers squared off against each other in the ring, while the Brooklyn Dodgers trained in Havana and Cuban players broke into the major leagues. Offering glimpses into the careers of legendary athletes like Jack Johnson and Kid Gavilán, Jackie Robinson and Minnie Miñoso, Boxeo y Béisbol shows how their experiences were shaped by close ties between the two countries and, in particular, by changing race relations in the United States.