INDIANAPOLIS — Baseball historian and famous author Phil S. Dixon of Belton, Mo., will highlight an event titled “The Kansas City Monarchs in our home town” Friday, Aug. 22, at Martin University’s Gathertorium. The event, which starts at 2 p.m. and is free and open to the public, will provide an intriguing look back at local Negro League Baseball in Indianapolis.
In honoring the Kansas City Monarchs’ 90th anniversary of their first World’s Championship in 1924, Dixon is returning to all 90 cities where they played games to present their unique history. One of these cities is Indianapolis where the Monarchs battled the Indianapolis Clowns.
Those wishing to attend must RSVP by e-mailing Brad Meadows at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to this program, Dixon will also attend the Third Annual Civil Rights Game hosted by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission at Victory Field beginning at 7:15 pm on Friday, Aug. 22. Additional partners for both events include: Martin University, the Indianapolis Recorder, La Voz De Indiana, Indiana Black Expo and the Indianapolis Indians.
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