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Lunch & Learn: Black Baseball’s Contribution to Our American History with Larry Lester

Posted January 13, 2020 by Kristi Kent in Events, News, News Release

Catered lunch reservation: $10  

(Please note:  Place lunch orders by Feb 26. $2 administrative fee will be added to cost for online purchases. To avoid the administrative fee, purchase lunch 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 Rome’s own Butch Haynes 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. This event is free; catered lunch is available for $10. Lunch will be catered by Doug’s Deli. Order catered lunch.

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.

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