Sports Journalism Institute

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Sports and history meet in museum

Visiting the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City was an incredible experience. As someone with a heavy interest in race and sports, the museum was perfect for me. I was familiar with the Negro Leagues heading into the trip but I wasn’t familiar with how big these leagues were and how much of an impact they have had on baseball and American sports history. The video we watched shortly after we walked into the museum documented the history and stories of important figures in the league. After the video we continued to tour the museum and it offered great facts and nuggets on more of the history of the Negro Leagues. As someone from the South who hasn’t had a lot of opportunity to travel, this was great, as showed me more history on important happenings outside of my region.

–Chancellor Johnson