Black History Month Series, Social Policy

Father of Negro Baseball Negro League founded in 1920

The National Negro League (NNL) was established on this day in 1920 by Rube Foster. When baseball was first organized in the UnitedStates with the Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869 there were a few blacks players that played alongside whites but their careers were short-lived. In order for Black players to receive the recognition that they deserved for their talent…

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