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Written by Jim Rednour   
Thursday, 31 January 2008

NLBM Endorses New Movie About History of Black Baseball in America.

Since it’s inception in 1990, the National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum has worked tirelessly to preserve the inspirational history of black baseball in America, as well as the remarkable legacy of early innovators, including...

Wrapped Productions in
partnership with The National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

Negro Baseball Leagues founder Andrew “Rube” Foster;
Team Owners (such as the first lady of Black baseball Effa Manle, and Nashville Elite Giants owner, Thomas Wilson);

Managers (such as Buck Leonard, King Solomon White, and Oscar Charleston); and
Players (including Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Ernie Banks, Willie Mays, Cool “Papa Bell, and Josh Gibson)
…before the sands of time obliterate their remarkable courage and talent from our collective consciousness.
Now, through a dynamic partnership with Wrapped Productions, the NLBM is producing a much anticipated feature-length movie entitled “The Untold Truth: The True Account of The Negro Leagues Baseball in America and The National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum."

According to the informational website, www.theuntoldtruth.com, which features a “sneak peek” of the film including comments by the late, great Buck O’Neil, Jackie Robinson’s widow Rachel, and other living Negro Leagues legends, the film will be “a modern, educational, and historical experience that takes viewers on a journey through the legacy of the Negro Baseball Leagues by unveiling an American history lesson.”  

The Untold Truth utilizes The National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum as the backbone for a true and accurate account of “Black Baseball” from slavery to Jackie Robinson… and builds a bridge to many modern African -American success stories. 

About The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

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 the late-great 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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