“The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown" Presentation

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  • The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library will host "The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown," a presentation and discussion by Phil S. Dixon on March 25 at 6:00 p.m. at the Main Branch, 625 Minnesota Ave. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program made possible by Humanities Kansas.
    Formed in 1920, the Kansas City Monarchs revolutionized baseball: not only were they charter members of the Negro National League and the first professional team to use outdoor lighting, the Monarchs also sent more players to the major leagues than any other Negro League franchise. This presentation will explore the early barnstorming days of the Monarchs and highlight great players such as Wilbur "Bullet" Rogan, Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson.

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