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36 Teams in Wichita: How the NBC World Series Led the Way to Baseball Integration

Date and Time: July 8, 2021, 6:00 PM CT

Location: Wichita Public Library Foundation, , Online
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When the NBC Tournament got started in Wichita, it became one of the first places in the US where spectators could watch racially integrated baseball, becoming part of its appeal. Organizers went to great lengths to bring big name players from all races, like Satchel Paige. Baseball Historian Phil Dixon will discuss the importance of the NBC World Series Tournament and how it helped pave the way to racially integrated baseball nationwide.


Registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or visit wichitalibrary.org/events to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.

Sponsored by: Wichita Public Library Foundation

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For more information about this event, please contact:
Sara Dixon
(316) 261-8554
http://www.supportwichitalibraries.org

 

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