A Museum of Their Own

April 2005
Weekly Reader News - Senior;4/8/2005, Vol. 83 Issue 22, p4
Focuses on the expansion project of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum for its collections and exhibition space. Historical background of the Negro League; Information on several African American baseball players who played for major-league teams; Significance of the project in learning the history of African American baseball.


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