Presentation explores legacy of African-American baseball


Hays Public Library will host “The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown,” a presentation and discussion by Phil S. Dixon on Aug. 5 at 1:30pm in the Schmidt Gallery of the Hays Public Library. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.

Contact Marissa Lamer, Kansas Room Librarian, at 785-625-9014 for more information. The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas.

Formed in 1920, the Kansas City Monarchs revolutionized baseball; not only were they charter members of the Negro National League and the first professional team to use outdoor lighting, the Monarchs also sent more players to the major leagues than any other Negro League franchise. This presentation will explore the early barnstorming days of the Monarchs and highlight great players such as Wilbur…

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