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55. The Negro Leagues

February 24, 2011

Special Lecture by Larry Lester at 7pm at the Muskegon Museum of Art 296 W Webster. Larry Lester, one of the founders of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and a renowned and published scholar on the Negro Leagues, will talk about his work and accomplishments as a dedicated advocate for former League players. This program is free and open to the public. Mr. Lester campaigns for retroactive pensions for the players and raises funds to purchase headstones for unmarked athletes’ graves. More recently, in 2006, he successfully campaigned with Senator Bill Nelson (of Florida) and the Satchel Paige family for Congress to designate May 20th as “Negro Leaguers Recognition Day.” For more information call 231-720-2570

http://www.muskegonartmuseum.org

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