Negro Leagues Baseball Museum; a True American Treasure Print E-mail
Written by Jim Rednour   
Tuesday, 31 January 2006

When the Negro National League was formed in Kansas City in 1920, it did not begin as a social statement. It began because talented athletes, who loved the game, required and deserved a forum for expression.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) began with that same kind of resolve and devotion. It began with a passion for the game, a passion for America's history deeply influenced by the Negro Leagues, and a passion for the future-where youth will always need to be reminded of yesterday in order to appreciate today and encouraged to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

From its humble beginnings, the NLBM has grown to become one of the most important cultural facilities in the world.  According to NLBM Chairman Buck O’Neal: “The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum does more than  educate; it inspires. It does more than explain; it imparts the human struggle, the victories and setbacks of overcoming social adversity, as seen through the eyes of those who lived it.”

The museum is a wonderful place to learn about history, heroes, and home runs, but more importantly, it is a place to learn about humanity.

For more information about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, visit http://www.nlbm.com/





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