This day in baseball: The Negro National League

A group of team owners met at the YMCA in Kansas City on February 13, 1920.  Led by Rube Foster, owner and manager of the Chicago American Giants, the meeting resulted in the organization of the Negro National League.  The NNL was the first African-American baseball league to become stable enough to last more than one season.

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Rube Foster (Wikimedia Commons)


One Comment on “This day in baseball: The Negro National League”

  1. […] to discuss racism further.  The Harlem Renaissance saw a flourishing of black culture, and Rube Foster established the Negro Leagues.  The style of baseball encouraged by Foster sounds exciting enough to make me wish I had been […]


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