Friday, February 26, 2010

SXU hosts award-winning authors to commemorate Negro National baseball league’s 90th anniversary

Celebrate a new baseball season with lecture on Chicago’s baseball history at 2 p.m. on Fri., March 12

Chicago (Feb. 26, 2010) Saint Xavier University will commemorate the Negro National League’s 90th anniversary with a presentation from three award-winning authors at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 12 at the University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Jim Coates, Leslie Heaphy and Larry Lester will discuss the historic baseball players that helped integrate America’s national pastime as part of Saint Xavier’s Squeaky Weal lecture series.

“A League to Remember: The Negro National League” is free and open to the public, and all are invited to see the role Chicago played in this black baseball league’s success. It will be held in the Fourth Floor Board Room in the Warde Academic Center at the University’s Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

The presentation includes discussions about the League’s players and sportswriters, integration issues, and Chicago’s influence on the league. The lecture includes memorabilia and photographs, as well as time for questions and one-on-ones with the presenters.
The Squeaky Weal Lecture Series, sponsored by Saint Xavier’s Center for Religion and Public Discourse, provides occasions for thoughtful consideration of issues of public concern, with a focus on religious, moral, and/or ethical implications for the common good.
For more information, please contact Saint Xavier’s library at (773) 298-3352 or



Jay Foot, Executive Director of Media Relations
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