Negro Leagues http://wmub.org en "Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball" http://wmub.org/post/shades-greatness-art-inspired-negro-leagues-baseball-0 <p>A brief announcement about the exhibit <a href="http://www.nlbm.com/s/travel.cfm"><strong>Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball</strong></a> currently on display at Dayton’s <a href="http://www.sinclair.edu/arts/galleries/"><strong>Sinclair Community College</strong></a>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 05:00:05 +0000 Lee Hay 23295 at http://wmub.org "Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball" Negro Leagues Baseball Exhibit http://wmub.org/post/negro-leagues-baseball-exhibit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the first half of the 1900s racism and Jim Crow laws kept African-American baseball players from being on the same teams as white players. So in 1920 the Negro National League was formed, soon followed&nbsp; by other rival Negro Leagues. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:30:00 +0000 Mark Heyne 23185 at http://wmub.org Negro Leagues Baseball Exhibit Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball http://wmub.org/post/shades-greatness-art-inspired-negro-leagues-baseball <p><a href="http://nlbm.com/NS/ArticleDetail.cfm?ArticleID=58" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Negro League Baseball Museum</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has organized a traveling exhibition entitled, “Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball.”&nbsp; The exhibition is on display through March </span>12th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> at the </span><a href="http://www.sinclair.edu/arts/galleries/" style="line-height: 1.5;">art galleries at Sinclair Community College</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 19:40:07 +0000 Lee Hay 22683 at http://wmub.org Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball Negro League star Thomas Turner passes away http://wmub.org/post/negro-league-star-thomas-turner-passes-away <p>Funeral services are this weekend for Thomas "High Pocket" Turner of Georgetown, Ohio, a star of Negro League baseball in the 1940's.&nbsp; <a href="http://cahallfuneralhomes.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=2127013&amp;fh_id=13144">Turner died&nbsp;Monday at the age of 97.&nbsp;</a></p><p>He played baseball for the Cincinnati Stars in 1936.&nbsp; He played for his Army team and after that played professionally in Mexico.&nbsp; In 1947, he played for the Chicago American Giants of the Negro League.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 18:53:25 +0000 Mark Heyne 13959 at http://wmub.org Baseball: A Little Known Chapter http://wmub.org/post/baseball-little-known-chapter <p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Update February 10, 2014:&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Negro League Baseball Museum has organized a traveling exhibition entitled, “<strong><a href="http://wvxu.org/post/shades-greatness-art-inspired-negro-leagues-baseball" target="_blank">Shades of Greatness: Art Inspired by Negro Leagues Baseball</a></strong>.” &nbsp;The exhibition is on display through March 12th at the art galleries at Sinclair Community College.</span></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:38:23 +0000 Lee Hay & Mark Heyne 13953 at http://wmub.org Baseball: A Little Known Chapter