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Sign up now for Behringer-Crawford Museum’s NKY History Hour on ‘A Diverse Diamond’ tonight

Last year marked the centennial anniversary of the founding of American baseball’s Negro National League, where some of the sport’s greatest stars played during the era of racial segregation.

Learn about our region’s connection to the league through players like Covington-born Don Johnson, Kentucky-born Clint Thomas and country singer Charlie Pride in tonight’s NKY History Hour presented by Behringer-Crawford Museum.

BCM Curator of Exhibits Jason French will present “Diverse Diamond; An Introduction to Negro League, Cuban and Latin American Baseball,” the museum’s current exhibit, displaying baseball cards, photographs, plaques, pennants, uniforms, signed balls, and autographs of more than 60 Negro League players and illustrating the historical significance of the contributions of African Americans to major league baseball.

French, who joined the museum in 2017, holds an MA in public/applied history from Northern Kentucky University and a BSS in interpretive history from Ohio University. He previously served as coordinator of costume interpretation for the Cincinnati Museum Center.

The virtual presentation will take place via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. tonight.

To register and participate in the free event, click here.

Information on how to connect to the session will be sent after registration. The event will also be streamed live on BCM’s Facebook page.

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