Baseball historian Phil Dixon will discuss the history of the Negro Leagues, which was plagued by discrimination, racism & inequity, while its athletes were celebrated.
2020 marked two major milestones for baseball: the Negro Leagues celebrated their 100th anniversary and Major League Baseball merged statistics of these African American players with those of the major league. The history of Negro League baseball in America mirrors the racial strife experienced by African Americans in society. It was plagued by discrimination, racism, and inequity, while its athletes were celebrated for their resiliency, professionalism, and athleticism. The Kansas City Monarchs barnstormed across Kansas and the region to play more than 400 games between 1920 and 1957 against local towns. This talk sheds new light on this sports history and the history of baseball in Kansas. Presented by Phil Dixon.
AGE GROUP: | Teens (6th - 12th Grade) | Elementary (K - 5th Grade) | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | History & Genealogy | Books/Authors/Writing |
|Mon, May 29||Closed|
|Tue, May 30||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Wed, May 31||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Thu, Jun 01||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Fri, Jun 02||9:00AM to 9:00PM|
|Sat, Jun 03||9:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sun, Jun 04||12:00PM to 9:00PM|
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