Mar 09 2013

The Rise and Fall of Negro League Baseball

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The Rise and Fall of Negro League Baseball | Atlanta | DryerBuzz.com Buzz Behind the Buzz: Living Atlanta Style — In recognition of Major League Baseball’s 2012 Civil Rights Game Weekend, which pays tribute to those who fought on and off the field for equal rights for all Americans, the Auburn Avenue Research Library hosted The Rise and Fall of Negro League Baseball. A community forum on the historical legacy of Negro League Baseball and its impact on contemporary sports in the United States. Panelists for this discussion include James “Red” Moore, former player of the Atlanta Black Crackers; Lawrence “Pop” Williams, former player of the Kansas City Monarchs; historian Nasir Muhammad, of Black Mecca of The South Tours; Terence Moore, a former Atlanta Journal Constitution sports journalist; Greg White, historian of Negro League Baseball; and Calvin Alexander Ramsey, renowned author and playwright. Dr. Stephane Dunn of Morehouse College will moderate the discussion. We are trying to confirm the name of the gentle at the end as Stewart Odell Wingfield or Winfield. This may need correcting. The event was available via live stream. Archive available via www.ustream.tv Start Living Atlanta Style with DryerBuzz.com. Follow us on twitter @DryerBuzz http Invite DryerBuzz.com to experience your events Pitch.DryerBuzz.com

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