Black Baseball's National Showcase: The East-West All-Star Game
Speaker: Larry Lester
Bio: Larry Lester, author of multiple books on the Negro Leagues, was co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, serving for a time as its Research Director and Treasurer. He partnered with the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, from 2000 to 2004, co-chairing a comprehensive study of African American baseball from the Civil War through the mid-fifties. In 2006, he served on the Special Negro Leagues Committee for the Hall, selecting 17 new Negro League players, executives, and managers.