A civil rights story, 100 years in the making

When Rube Foster founded the Negro National League in Kansas City, Missouri in 1920, he built the foundation for what would become a civil rights movement in American sports.

In 2020, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum began a year-long centennial celebration of the Negro Leagues. Continuing its longtime partnership with the Museum, Global Prairie developed a centennial logo and brand platform that has served as the foundation for a multitude of ongoing campaigns and efforts to engage communities and audiences on a national level.

Our work was featured as part of the “Tip Your Cap” campaign, which saw participation from every Major League Baseball franchise. “Tip Your Cap”  has been prominently featured in ad campaigns in collaboration with brands like Toyota. The Tipping Your Cap website initiative, launched by sportswriter Joe Posnanski, saw participation from the likes of U.S. President Barack Obama, Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, U.S. President George W. Bush among others.

From Buck to Satchel, from Gibson to Cool Papa Bell, our work ensures that America's greatest social pioneers receive the recognition they deserve.

Negro Leagues Patches on Jerseys
Negro Leagues Patch on Jersey
Negro Leagues Streetcar Wrap
Negro Leagues Patch