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The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum--Kansas City Missouri

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Back in the latter 18th century, black players often played on baseball teams alongside whites. But segregation took an ugly turn in the dawning days of the 20th century and blacks were barred through Jim Crow laws. 

Undaunted, black teams were formed across America. The first organized league structure was conceived in Kansas City in 1920 and thus was born the Negro National League, followed by eastern and southern leagues.

The decline of the Negro Leagues began in 1945 when Jackie Robinson, a player for the Kansas City Monarchs, was recruited by Major League baseball’s Brooklyn Dodgers.

Join correspondent Tom Wilmer for a visit with Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.