Office of Student Activities

Friday Night Live: “The Negro Leagues - An American Legacy” Film Screening & Lecture

8:00pm CDT February 28 CST


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Friday Night Live welcomes author and filmmaker Byron Motley to campus for a screening of his film The Negro Leagues - An American Legacy, followed by a discussion.  A recent resurgence and interest in the Negro Leagues has sparked this lecture series. Audiences of all ages marvel at the information of stories of men and women who simply wanted to “Play Ball” but were ostracized simply because of the color of their skin.  Byron discusses history and memories about the leagues. This presentation provides an insightful, amusing, moving, educational and entertaining evening. In the lecture Byron also correlates how the Negro Leagues were more than just about baseball, they were also an integral part of the modern day Civil Rights movement of the time.