The Cleveland Negro League Centennial Presents ‘Over The Mighty Grays’: The Magnificent 7  Cleveland Negro Leaguers to the Majors!

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CUMBERLAND POSEY JR. MANAGER AND OWNER OF THE HOMESTEAD GRAYS

Cleveland Negro League Centennial, Posted September 11th 2020

This presentation will discuss the impact and influence of Negro League Baseball on economic, social and family life in Cleveland.

About this Event

A Virtual and Worldwide Negro League Centennial Event

During 2020, the Community Cup Classic Foundation, in partnership with The Josh Gibson Foundation, Lifeline Sports and several core partners, planned to host multiple events throughout the calendar year to celebrate the Negro League Baseball Centennial in Cleveland and the 75th Anniversary of the Cleveland Buckeyes first and only Negro League World Series title.

Along with many other national events, COVID-19 seriously impacted the implementation of these signature events. However, despite the grim realities of the health crisis, these core partners remain steadfast and committed to continue with our efforts to commemorate these monumental dates and educate the community and raise awareness of the impact these important historical events had on America as well as Cleveland, Ohio.

As such, we transition to a virtual worldwide platform to celebrate these historical accomplishments with a series of presentations by Ike Brooks, Negro League Baseball Historian.

About “The Magnificent 7” Cleveland Negro Leaguers to the Majors This presentation will discuss the impact and influence of Negro League Baseball on economic, social and family life in Cleveland between the 1920s and the 1950s. It will also highlight the seven men who made the transition to Major League Baseball from Negro League teams representing Cleveland between 1922 and 1950.

Following this presentation will be ‘Josh Gibson: The Legend Behind the Plate’ Short Film and Discussion with Sean Gibson

Programs are free and open to all. Donations to the project are welcome and will be split equally between the Community Cup Classic Foundation and The Josh GIbson Foundation. To receive the virtual login information you must register and may donate at that time. Please register by 6 pm on Friday September 11 here.

ZOOM LOGIN WILL BE SENT AT 9:00 AM THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM.

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