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A Team of Her Own: Minnie Forbes & Negro League Baseball

February 18, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

The last female owner of a Negro League baseball team will talk with former Grand Rapids Press columnist Jaye Beeler at Taste of Soul Sunday about playing softball at fifteen for Cook’s Brown Dolls, a traveling team from Grand Rapids, and playing baseball with the Kansas City Monarchs against the Grand Rapids Black Sox. When in 1956 Minnie Forbes took over her uncle Ted Rasberry’s team the Detroit Stars, black baseball was winding down because of integration into the American major leagues. But, along the way from player to owner, Forbes interacted with such players as Satchel Page and Ozzie Guillen and visited the White House as the guest of President Barack Obama. This program will have two sessions, at 1:30pm and 3:00pm. Co-sponsored by the Grand Rapids Study Club and the Greater Grand Rapids Women’s History Council. 


February 18, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Grand Rapids Public Library
111 Library NE
Grand Rapids, MI United States
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