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Laman Library Exhibit Celebrates Baseball History

Dan Noble shares details of a the exhibit titled, "Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Baseball Leagues ."
Discover Greatness: An Illustrated History of Negro Baseball Leagues is an exhibit you can see at the Laman Library through August 24th. 

Since 1993, this exhibit has traveled nationally to help bring the rich history of black baseball to hundreds of people outside of Kansas City. Discover Greatness features close to 90-framed photographs showcasing the history of African-American Baseball from the late 1800s-1960s.

The exhibit is divided into 5 sections:
  • Pre-1900: The Beginnings of Black Baseball
  • 1901-1919: The Great Independents
  • 1920-1931: A League of Their Own
  • 1932-1946: Heyday
  • 1947: The Color Line Falls
The exhibit also includes video on the museum and replica posters.
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