June 10, 2015
Local Baseball History Explored during
Free Public Program
BISMARCK—The public is invited to attend a free presentation, “The Kansas City Monarchs in our home town,” by national author Phil S. Dixon on Sunday, June 14 at 2 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Dixon is on a national tour presenting the history of the Kansas City Monarchs and games played in 90 cities, including Bismarck. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Monarch’s first world championship in 1924.
“Most people have heard of Jackie Robinson, some have heard of Satchel Paige, many have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs but few know how connected they were to your local community. I talk about games the Monarchs played in your city against local competition and the history of African-American ball players from your community,” said Dixon.
For more than 30 years author Phil Dixon has recorded African-American sports topics. He has authored nine baseball books and won the Casey Award for the Best Baseball Book of 1992. He received a Society of American Baseball Researchers MacMillan Award for his excellence in historical research. Dixon is a co-founder of the Negro League Baseball Museum in Kansas City and formerly worked in the public relations office of the American League Kansas City Royals.
“The Kansas City Monarchs in our home town” is one of many programs in the 2015 lineup of Sensational Sundays, free public programs sponsored by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. Programming includes lectures, concerts, movies, and tours provide engaging, educational, historic, and cultural information. For more information contact Erik Holland, curator of Education, at 701.328.2792 or email@example.com. Find a calendar of additional upcoming events at history.nd.gov.
Erik Holland, Education Curator
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