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The Kansas City Monarchs and America’s National Pastime

Date and Time: April 28, 2023, 6:00 PM CT

Location: First United Methodist Church, 1401 W 4th St, Holton
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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.

Sponsored by: Jackson County Historical and Genealogical Society


For more information about this event, please contact:
Suzette McCord-Rogers
(785) 364-4991


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