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THE NEGRO SOUTHERN LEAGUE,  A BASEBALL HISTORY, 1920 - 1951

Food for Thought continues another year of fascinating and informative lunchtime lectures on the rich history of Alabama at the Alabama Department of Archives and History on Thursday, July 21 at 12:00 pm. William J. Plott will present The Negro Southern League, A Baseball History, 1920 - 1951. The Negro Southern League (NSL) was a baseball minor league that operated intermittently from 1920 to 1951. It served as a valuable feeder system to the Negro National League (NNL) and the Negro American League (NAL). Many baseball stars got their start in the NSL, among them five Hall of Famers including Alabama natives Satchel Paige and Willie Mays. During its history, more than 80 teams were members of the NSL, representing 40 cities in a dozen southern states. This month, author William J. "Bill" Plott will explore the history of the league from its beginning to its eventual demise three decades later.

Thu., Jul. 21, 2016, 12:00PM – 2:00PM

More Information on Website: www.archives.alabama.gov/?utm_source=July+2016+FFT+Press+Release&utm_campaign=FFT+July+Press+Release&utm_medium=email

Alabama Department of Archives & History, 624 Washington Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104, USA

Category: History, Civil Rights, Community

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