National Archives at Kansas City

Press Release: March 14, 2013

National Archives at Kansas City

Swing into History: Baseball and American Culture Program Series with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the National Archives

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City, (MO)… The National Archives at Kansas City and the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum have partnered to present a program series this year on baseball and its impact on American culture. The following programs will be offered in March and April at the National Archives and Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. The series will continue during the 2013 baseball season.

At the National Archives, 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO

  • Thursday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. at the National Archives - Jackie Robinson: Stealing Home and History , presented by Dr. Raymond Doswell. This lecture will focus on the baseball player’s career and the impact he had on integrating the sport. Doswell’s lecture precedes the nationwide movie release of 42, a biographical film about Robinson, on Friday, April 12.

At the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, 1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City, MO

  • Thursday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - Author and local baseball legend, Frank White, will discuss and sign his book One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time. Books will be available for purchase.

  • Saturday, April 13, 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum - Authors Dr. Chris Lamb and Bill White, will discuss and sign their books, Conspiracy of Silence: Sportswriters and the Long Campaign to Desegregate Baseball and Uppity: My Untold Story About the Games People Play. Books will be available for purchase.

To make a reservation for any of these free events call 816-268-8010 or email kansascity.educate@nara.gov.

The National Archives at Kansas City is one of 13 facilities nationwide where the public has access to Federal archival records. It is home to more than 50,000 cubic feet of historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by nearly 100 Federal agencies. Serving the Central Plains Region, the archives holds records from the states of Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. The facility is located at 400 West Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO 64108. It is open to the public Tuesday - Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for research, with the exhibits open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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