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PRESS RELEASE
For release Friday, January 28, 2011
CONTACT: Mia Rutledge
Public Relations Clerk
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3604
Email: mrutledge@bham.lib.al.us

Black Barons of Birmingham: Members of the South’s Greatest Negro League Team and Dr. Larry Powell Recall a Watershed Moment in History

In honor of Black History Month, members of the Birmingham Black Barons will recount experiences as participants in the standout Negro League baseball team that made Birmingham a proud city in times of racial division and segregation. Dr. Larry Powell will discuss his book, Black Barons of Birmingham: The South's Greatest Negro League Team and Its Players, as it sheds light on both the Negro Leagues in general and how the Black Barons made their mark on history. A fan of baseball as a child, Dr. Powell was riveted by the historic changes taking place in the sport he loved and how it both reflected and furthered groundbreaking changes in American history. Dr. Powell is a professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Black Barons of Birmingham: Members of the South’s Greatest Negro League Team and Dr. Larry Powell Recall a Watershed Moment in History
Central Library @ 2100 Park Place
Thursday, February 17 at noon
Arrington Auditorium
Free and open to the public
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