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Negro Leagues Museum to celebrate league’s 100th anniversary
By Associated Press
Published February 22, 2019

The fourth Negro League All-Star Game, a battle between the best of the East and West at Chicago’s Comiskey Park on August 23, 1936. The game featured Hall of Fameers talent such as Josh Gibson, Satchel Paige, Cool Papa Bell, Willard Brown and Biz Mackie, each of whom is pictured here. (Wikimedia commons)

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is celebrating the 100th anniversary of a Kansas City meeting that sparked the league with a yearlong celebration.

The Kansas City Star reports that the museum in the 18th and Vine District has announced the festivities will begin Feb. 13, 2020. That’s the anniversary of a meeting of interested owners that was led by Andrew “Rube” Foster at the Paseo YMCA.

Museum president Bob Kendrick says that starting the league “against the backdrop of American segregation is monumental and richly deserves to be more than just a footnote in baseball history.”

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Events will include a centennial art exhibition, a visual history of the Negro Leagues.

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