Mayor Dyer & Commissioner Hill Unveil Barrier Breakers Monument

Last updated on March 23, 2022

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill Unveil Barrier Breakers Monument to Honor the First Interracial Little League Baseball Game in the South 

On Thursday, March 24, 2022, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill, and Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation Executive Director Ted Haddock will join players who were part of the 1955 first interracial Little League baseball game in the South to unveil the Barrier Breakers monument to honor and commemorate that game at the same park where it was played at more than six decades ago.  

Commissioned and provided by Edward E. Haddock Jr. Family Foundation, the bronze monument depicts two, 12-year-old boys each representing the Orlando Kiwanis and Pensacola Jaycees teams from that 1955 game standing next to each other. 

Additionally, this piece is the final work of artist and former NFL Football player, George Nock, who broke barriers as a member of the 1966 Morgan State University football team that won the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando, becoming the first historically Black college team to win an integrated bowl game.  

Thursday, March 24, 2022 
10:30 a.m. 

Lake Lorna Doone Park 
1519 West Church Street 

Media planning to attend are required to RSVP by Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 4 p.m. to Tara Russakov at


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