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''Praising My People''
Article examines newspaper coverage in Wichita, Kansas, during the early 1930s to show the media's response to the increasing inter-racial athletic scene. The Kansas City Monarchs are mentioned several...
'Peanut' Still Pitching
August 18, 2010
The only woman to pitch in the Negro Leagues, Mamie Johnson (Peanut), will be one of the celebrities in the 2010 Buck O'Neil Golf Classic at the Shoal Creek Golf Course August 23, 1020. Johnson pitched...
A KC Legend Dies
October 7, 2006
Article reports the death of John Jordan "Buck" O'Neil, at the age of 94, on October 6, 2006. O'Neil was a baseball legend who "came to symbolize the glory of the Negro Leagues" and the richness of Kansas...
A Legend Alone (Monte Irvin)
January 16, 2004
Negro Leagues Museum awards the Jackie Robinson Award for lifetime achievement to Monte Irvin, the last Negro Leagues Hall of Famer still alive.
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the 18th & Vine District with description of many of the league's former players such as Buck O'Neil, Satchel Paige, Woody Smallwood, Lefty...
A Pitch for Black History: Black Baseball Museum Rescues Our Past
Photos and article about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum at 1601 East 18th Street in Kansas City, with description of several of its members from the old Kansas City Monarchs.
A Promising Legacy
October 11, 2006
Article describes the vision for coverting the historic Paseo YMCA building into the John "Buck" O'Neil Education and Research Center, in honor of the Negro Leagues legend who passed away October 6, 2006....
A Squeeze Play
July 7, 2013
Article discusses plans by the city of Birmingham, Alabama, to establish a museum that will share the name of the the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City. Bob Kendrick, president of the Kansas...
American Jazz Museum: Celebrating 10 Years of History
September 7-13, 2007
A special supplement to the Kansas City Call containing a series of short articles about the 10th anniversary of the American Jazz Museum and the redevelopment of the 18th and Vine area. The museum opened...
Among the Best Ever to Play the Game
April 5, 2011
Article profiles the accomplishments of baseball player Wilber "Bullet" Rogan and a new book about him by baseball historian Phil Dixon titled "Wilber 'Bullet' Rogan and the Kansas City Monarchs." Dixon...
And in This Corner...
March 5, 2009
Review of "The Black Athlete on Film," an exhibit of posters for black sports movies at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Includes color photographs of some of the posters.
Awareness Underpins Enterprise
January 15, 2005
Second portion of three segments deals with former Kansas City Chief Pellom McDaniels who is pursuing his Ph.D. in American Studies at Emory University in Atlanta. He played six seasons for the Chiefs...
Ballplayers, Celebrities Gather for Opening of Negro Leagus Baseball Museum
Details the events surrounding the opening of the museum, located in the 18th and Vine district.
Baseball Museum Gets New Director
December 13, 2008
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has selected a new executive director to lead the museum. Greg Baker, a former assistant city manager, was chosen by the governing board on Friday, December 12, 2008.
Bearing Witness to Blackball: Buck O'Neil, the Negro Leagues, and the Politics of the Past
Article explores how Buck O'Neil has become a national icon for the Negro Leagues, giving biographical information as well as his connection to baseball. It also gives the history of the Negro league....
Biography of Frank Duncan (1901-1973), Baseball Player and Team Manager of the Kansas City Monarchs
Biography of Hilton Smith (1912-1983), Baseball Player
Biography of Jackie Robinson (1919-1972), Baseball Player
Biography of James Leslie Wilkinson (1874-1964), Founder and Owner of the Kansas City Monarchs
Biography of Johnny Kling (1875-1947), Baseball Player
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