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Talk on baseball's pre-integration Negro Leagues at History Center June 24

Kathleen Esmiol, biographer for the late Fannie Mae Duncan - founder and owner of the famous Cotton Club downtown from the 1950s to the '70s - talked about her life in a May 14 presentation at the Old Colorado City History Center.
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Phil Dixon, author of nine books on the Negro Leagues in baseball, will give a presentation Friday, June 24 at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St.
       The program will start at 6 p.m. Admission is free for members of the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), $5 for non-members.
       The talk is titled “Kansas City Monarchs.” That was the name of one of the best known Negro League teams during the 20th century.
       Before the integration of Major League baseball with Jackie Robinson in 1947, the Negro Leagues were the highest level open for black players.
       In a local connection, the Monarchs played Colorado Springs' black baseball team in 1934, according to a History Center press release.
       An all-volunteer organization, the OCCHS welcomes new members. For more information, call 636-1225 or come by the center during working hours, Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From a press release
(Posted 6/15/16; Community: Old Colorado City History Center)

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