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Negro Leagues Webinar Series part 2 to part 3
Schedule (All dates are Noon EST on Saturdays)
Pittsburgh PA, January 12, 2021 – As part of its continued efforts surrounding the Negro Leagues Centennial Anniversary, The Josh Gibson Foundation announced today that it will debut a series of webinars featuring local and national historians, authors and other industry professionals, to discuss various aspects of the Negro Leagues.
February 25th, 2023
Title: Rap's Rap, Episode 43
Speaker: Ted Knorr
Bio: Ted founded the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference and hosted it four times in Harrisburg; he also founded annual Negro League celebrations in Harrisburg, Lancaster, and York, Pennsylvania. Ted was inducted into the APBA Game Company HOF in June 2022 and on August 20th Ted's Trivia team captured the title at SABRcon50 in Baltimore.
Register in advance for 2/25/23 webinar
April 15th 2023
Title: A Sneak Preview of the 2023 Malloy Conference
Speaker: Lisa Alexander
Bio: Lisa Doris Alexander is a professor in the department of African American Studies at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is the author of three books including When Baseball Isn’t White Straight and Male: The Media and Difference in the National Pastime, Expanding the Black Film Canon: Race and Genre Across Six Decades and an entry in Wayne State University Press’ TV Milestone series on the show Homicide: Life on the Street. She earned a B.A. in Political Science from Grinnell College, an M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and a Ph.D. in
American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University. Her work has appeared in Black Ball: A Negro Leagues Journal, NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture, The Journal of American History, The Journal of Popular Film and Television, and The American Historian. Dr. Alexander grew up in Chicago and despite working in Detroit for almost twenty years, is still
June 3rd, 2023
Title: Beyond the Negro Leagues: Outsider Baseball Outside the United States
Speaker: Adam Darowski
Bio: Adam Darowski is the Product Director for Sports Reference, makers of Baseball Reference and Stathead. Adam has been a SABR member since 2013 and serves as co-chair of the 19th Century Overlooked Legends Committee. He created the Hall of Stats in 2012 and is the host of two podcasts: Building the Ballot (about the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Era Committees) and The Outsider Baseball Notebook (about baseball outside of the major leagues before integration). Adam tweets about baseball history at @baseballtwit.
August 5th, 2023
Title: Negro Leagues Family Alliance
Speakers: Family members of: Bill Foster, Rube Foster, Josh Gibson, Pete Hill, Buck Leonard, Dennis Biddle
Fran Matthews, Ted “Double Duty” Radcliffe, Norman Thomas
“Turkey” Stearnes and Ron “Schoolboy” Teasley.
Bio: Comprised of and organized by family members of Negro Leagues players,
the Negro Leagues Family Alliance is an organization dedicated to collectively preserving the legacies, history, and intellectual properties of the Negro Leagues while contributing to the education and uplift of baseball and sports. For additional information, please visit https://www.negroleaguesfamilyalliance.com.
October 28th, 2023
Title: The top 100 Negro League Players of all Time!
Speakers: Todd Peterson
Bio: Todd Peterson is a Kansas City-based visual artist, educator, and historian. He received Yoseloff-SABR Baseball Research Grants in 2006 and 2010; and was a winner of the Norman “Tweed” Webb Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and 2013. Peterson has written several articles about the Negro Leagues, as well as Early Black Baseball in Minnesota (2010), and The Negro Leagues Were Major Leagues (2019).
December 9th, 2023
Title: Negro Leagues Family Alliance
Speakers: Family members of: Bill Foster and Rube Foster, Josh Gibson, Pete Hill, Norman Thomas “Turkey” Stearnes
Bio: Comprised of and organized by family members of Negro Leagues players, the Negro Leagues Family Alliance is an organization dedicated to collectively preserving the legacies, history, and intellectual properties of the Negro Leagues while contributing to the education and uplift of baseball and sports. For additional information, please visit https://www.negroleaguesfamilyalliance.com