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Posts tagged with "Negro Leagues"

Recognition of early ‘Black Fives’ players long overdue

Recognition of early ‘Black Fives’ players long overdue

Feb. 27 | The NCAA this year is celebrating 75 years of March Madness. Before it became an overhyped trademark, and before it became a behemoth cash cow for everyone but the players, the annual tourney for decades was a White-only affair. The celebrating...

Rondo resident’s pioneer athletic efforts recognized

Rondo resident’s pioneer athletic efforts recognized

Feb. 13 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Erica OrtonPhoto courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society Marcenia Lyle Stone was born July 17, 1921 in St. Paul. She played on the local boys’ baseball teams despite her parents’ objections. Reportedly, they...

Rondo history takes spotlight at history center

Rondo history takes spotlight at history center

Feb. 6 |     Program recreates Black neighborhood of past for MN youth     By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Minnesota History Center Program Assistant Dwight Scott often uses in his classes a former resident’s quote that every time she...

St. Paul native spearheads projects highlighting Black achievement — Rondo, Toni Stone, Jimmy Lee, Dred Scott left imprint  on Minnesota history

St. Paul native spearheads projects highlighting Black achievement — Rondo, Toni Stone, Jimmy Lee, Dred Scott left imprint on Minnesota history

Jan. 30 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Black folk and their accomplishments in Minnesota too often have been overlooked or undervalued, believes Frank White. For several years now White has been working on several civic projects to spotlight...