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This Day in Black History: Feb. 13, 1920

This Day in Black History: Feb. 13, 1920

Andrew "Rube" Foster organizes the first African-American baseball league, the Negro National League, in Kansas City, Missouri.

Published February 13, 2012

Andrew "Rube" Foster, who is hailed as the “Father of Black Baseball” organizes the first baseball league for African-Americans, the Negro National League in Kansas City, Missouri.  The NNL operated successfully until 1931.

 

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Written by Britt Middleton

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