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Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Kansas City

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4.6/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
At Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, you can chart the progress of black Americans in baseball from the inception of the Negro National League in 1920 to the Negro American League, which disbanded in 1960. A self-guided tour of the museum is laid out in chronological order. At the Early Years exhibit, you can learn about the origins of black Americans in baseball after the Civil War, later learn about the power of the press in relation to this subject, and eventually explore the push for equality and nonsegregation in the sport. View hundreds of photographs of players from all the leagues over a period 40 years, and watch several films, including one narrated by actor James Earl Jones. Use our Kansas City itinerary maker to arrange your visit to Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and other attractions in Kansas City.
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  • This place is a gem, everyone should know this history. The ticket agent was not customer service oriented, but once inside you forget the rudeness and get absorbed into the history. 
  • Love baseball and did not know this part of the story. Prior to being allowed to play in the American League the National League allowed black players. Before then it was a struggle for the segregated...  read more »
  • I had been to a reception event at the 18th & Vine entertainment district in KC just SE of the downtown area. The area is redeveloped and hosts many events but one of them that I chose to see was the ...  read more »
  • Great tribute to the Negro Baseball Leagues and their players. The museum offers a wide ranging historic time line of African-American baseball players through stories. photos, videos and memorabilia. My favorite part was interacting with the life sized bronze statues of the great players such as Satchel Paige.
  • The History within is monuMEntal to the very gaME I enjoy today.
  • I'm not a KC native by birth, but lived here 16 years now and call KC home. I've been to countless museums in the area and throughout. The Negro League Museum is by far my favorite! My first visit was almost exhausting with the amount of information, videos and items to absorb. My husband (I'm Keith's wife) took me on my first visit and I absolutely loved it. After my tour I went to the gift shop ad spent enough money to dedicate a wall in our small sports room of the KC Monarchs. I bought books, photos, hat and shirts. I read Mr. Motley's book Ruling Over the Monarchs, Giants & Stars twice. For those like me who have a small like history and a soft spot for baseball, this is for you! Hopefully my kids will develop love & pride like I did so quickly.
  • Very clean place . I observed beautiful art hanging up everywhere . All the employees were very knowledgeable and pleasant . Plenty of things to do . If you come to Kansas City make sure you go to 18th and vine. Eat and listen to some awesome live music and take in some great jazz culture.
  • Important part of American history. Must see for not only baseball fans but all who want to know more about the history of civil rights.
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