Clemente Museum: Telling the Humanitarian Story

Clemente Museum: Telling the Humanitarian Story

We commemorate MLK Day 2021 by celebrating Roberto Clemente, a black Latino, known as The Great One. Incensed by the injustice, inequality and racism, Clemente extended his humanitarian activism to the African American community. 

His impact beyond baseball is best depicted by the inscription on his cenotaph, “Son of Carolina, Exemplary Citizen, Athlete, Philanthropist, Teacher, Hero of the Americas and the World.” Clemente, a black Latino, regarded his career in baseball as an opportunity to help disadvantaged Latin Americans and serve as a role model to Latin American children and baseball players.

The DOP Stories series, November 2020 – February 2021, is supported in part by: UPMC, Dollar Bank and The Benter Foundation.


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