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Charles Douglass came to Washington, D.C., in 1869 to begin his clerkship at the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Once he and his family settled in after their move from Rochester, New York, to the Hillsdale/Barry Farm area of Southeast D.C., Douglass sought a baseball club. The youngest son of renowned orator, writer […]

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Aniekan Udofia made his way to Ben Ali Way at 2 a.m. Thursday to watch as the vinyl prints of his work were installed on the side of Ben’s Chili Bowl, one of the most well-known restaurants in Washington, D.C. For 2½ hours, Udofia oversaw each piece as it was married to the wall and […]

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An opera about Negro Leagues baseball star Josh Gibson, whose power hitting rivaled Babe Ruth's, will have its world premiere in Pittsburgh in April...

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Early Days  Baseball has been considered by many to be America’s past time but not […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine sat back in the visiting clubhouse at Kauffman Stadium earlier this season, his feet propped up on the desk, and spoke glowingly of his first visit to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum...

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DALLAS - William "Bill" Blair, a former Negro League baseball pitcher, has donated newspapers, photographs and other personal memorabilia to the University of Texas at Arlington's Special Collections Library.

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