Negro League

During the Jim Crow era, African-American athletes and fans had limited choices when it came to large gatherings for sports tournaments and special events. With the development of the Negro League baseball teams, the need was amplified as teams traveled the country to play against one another. On Saturday, September 17, 1932, Hinchcliffe Stadium in […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday honored former baseball players in the Negro League, a haven for African-American players who for decades were prevented from competing with white players in professional baseball. The White House said Obama invited about a dozen players to the White House to mark their contributions to American history, […]