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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Roberto Clemente and the Clemente Museum

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Vince Mariotti, a docent at the Roberto Clemente Museum in Lawrenceville, will share with you fascinating facts about the museum and the amazing man it honors at 7 pm, Thursday. March 23.

The Clemente Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of "The Great One,” as his fans affectionately called him. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Clemente in 1954 and he rose to become the greatest baseball player of his time. During this period, the struggle for social justice had reached every part of our country, and every ballpark.  He and many other athletes had to bear the burdens of racial and cultural prejudices, no matter what their abilities were on the field.

Through the exhibit of photographs and artifacts, and outreach to the community, The Clemente Museum works to fulfill its mission of honoring Roberto Clemente’s memory and promoting the good deeds he accomplished in his all too short life. 

Come to remember and to learn: leave inspired.

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