Welcome to the official website of Henry Aaron’s Summer Up North.


The documentary film chronicling the Hall of Famer’s first season of

professional baseball during the summer of 1952.


Before the world knew Hank Aaron as baseball’s all-time home run king,  he was an 18-year-old kid from the Civil Rights turbulent South thrust into the northwoods community of Eau Claire, Wisconsin during summer of 1952 with nothing more than a cardboard suitcase, a baseball glove and the dream of playing in the majors...

Henry Aaron’s Summer Up North

Every legend has a beginning…


For Henry Aaron, it began nearly two thousand miles from home…


In the small northern community of Eau Claire, Wisconsin…

An official selection to...

2005 Wisconsin Film Festival

2005 Black Point Film Festival

2005 Independent Black Film Festival

2006 National Baseball Hall of Fame Film Festival