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Negro Leagues Baseball: Welcome

A virtual exhibit with links to resources related to the history of Negro Leagues Baseball.

Overview

African Americans were an integral part of the early history of baseball.  Despite racism and segregation, the Negro Leagues were formally organized and subsequently thrived.  From their inception in 1920 through their demise in 1959, they made history by not only breaking boundaries but also by introducing the world to some of the sport’s most revered players.

First colored world series, opening game Oct. 11, 1924 photo

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