(Please note: $2 administrative fee will be added to to ticket cost for online purchases. To avoid the administrative fee, purchase tickets with cash at the Georgia’s Rome Gift Shop & Welcome Center. )
February 27, 12 Noon, Rome Area History Museum
Lunch provided by Doug’s Deli
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 will join two former Negro Leaguers, Rome’s own Butch Haynes and former Kansas City Monarchs pitcher Eugene Scruggs, at the Rome History Museum for a special discussion. Lester is an author, historian and co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri. Lunch will be catered by Doug’s Deli. Purchase tickets now.
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.