NKU to host lecture/film on history of Negro Baseball Leagues

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Monday – Feb. 11, 2013

NKU to Host Lecture/Film on History
of Negro Baseball Leagues Feb. 19

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University will host a unique lecture/film series highlighting the history of the Negro Baseball Leagues on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. in James C. and Rachel M. Votruba Student Union 107.

The free public event, titled “The Negro Baseball Leagues – An American Legacy,” is presented by NKU African American Student Affairs and Campus Recreation. It will offer unique insights into a little-known era of American history.

Presented by lecturer/filmmaker/author/entertainer Byron Motley, the event is offers an engaging and illuminating look at this bygone era that helped give birth to the modern day Civil Rights movement in America. Motley’s father, Bob Motley, umpired in the Negro Leagues for several years. Byron will discuss the history and unforgettable moments from this historic league.

Motley has presented at more than 75 colleges, universities, libraries and museums. His presentation is insightful, amusing, moving, educational and entertaining.

Connected with the event, the NKU Campus Recreation Center will host the annual Whiffle Ball All Star Game on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m.

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