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Lunch & Learn

Contributions of Black Baseball to American History,February 27, 12 PM

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  • 10 US dollars

Service Description

Join us for a “Lunch and Learn” on Thursday, February 27 at 12 p.m. to celebrate the contribution of black baseball to American history. In partnership with Berry College, guest speaker Larry Lester will speak on the legacy of a sport played in black communities all over the South, including Floyd County. Lester is an author, historian and co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. He will facilitate a conversation with locals who played in the league including Butch Haynes from Rome, Georgia who played with the Kansas City Clowns and Eugene Scruggs from Huntsville, Alabama who played for the Kansas City Monarchs and the Detroit Stars. Lunch will be catered by Doug’s Deli. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at: This event will be followed with a guest lecture given by Lester at Berry College at 5 p.m. The lecture, “Only the Ball was White” will be held at McAllister Auditorium and commemorates the centennial of professional black baseball in America, marking 100 years since the founding of the Negro National League in February 1920.

Contact Details


305 Broad St, Rome, GA 30161, USA

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