Judson to honor noted African-American leaders on Founders’ Day, Oct. 19

Judson University’s annual Founders’ Day celebration Oct. 19 will celebrate the university’s heritage and two African-American community leaders and their contributions.

Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, will headline this year’s event beginning with an opening convocation at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel on Judson’s Elgin campus, 1151 N. State St.

Kendrick is credited with helping revitalize the privately funded museum in Kansas City, Missouri — established in 1990 to preserve the history of Negro league baseball in America — during its fiĀ­rst 20 years. He previously was the museum’s director and vice president of marketing.

He developed his knowledge and passion for baseball under the guidance of the late baseball…

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