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The Special Four-Part Series Road to Rickwood begins June 1 on KISU-FM

Road to Rickwood, airing Saturdays at 8:00 pm on KISU

Airing Saturdays at 8:00 PM

Part 1 - June 1
Part 2 - June 8
Part 3 - June 15
Part 4 - June 22

On June 20 2024, Major League Baseball will host a regular season game at Rickwood Field in Birmingham, Alabama. But the 114-year-old stadium has a long and complicated history. It hosted everything from segregated baseball, a women’s suffrage event, a Klan rally and eventually, the first integrated sports team in Alabama. "The Road to Rickwood" host, Roy Wood Jr. speaks with historians, civic leaders, former Negro League players and more, to learn how Birmingham’s civil rights story played out at America’s oldest ballpark.

Roy Wood Jr. is a comedian, Emmy nominee and former correspondent on the Daily Show. He’s also a native of Birmingham, Alabama and a big baseball fan – he even played high school baseball at Rickwood Field! Now he has the opportunity to tell this story of this legendary ballpark with a sense of familiarity, engagement and humor.