"Negro Leagues: The Shining Stars Hidden in Darkness" with Bob Kendrick

7:00 pm

Join Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, for a look at "Negro Leagues: The Shining Stars Hidden in Darkness.”

In celebration of the 101st anniversary of the founding of Negro Leagues Baseball, Kendrick will share stories, discuss legends, and explore the history of the Negro Leagues, an indelible part of America’s history.

As Kendrick shares in his Black Diamonds podcast, the Negro Leagues “were entertainers and icons. They were the shining stars hidden in darkness, in a league where the thunder in their bats made them unforgettable.”

Online and free, registration required.

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This lecture is part of the African American Experience in Missouri Lecture Series. Started in 2016 and curated by Keona K. Ervin, history professor at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and SHSMO executive director Gary Kremer, it is designed to offer the community opportunities to reach a new understanding of present-day Missouri by learning about the history of African Americans within the state. You can watch past lectures on demand for free.