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The Lawrence Promoters: High School Basketball in the Days of Jim Crow


Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 19:00

Join us for special insights into local history! This panel presentation will be moderated by retired KU American Studies Professor Bill Tuttle, with former players James Barnes, Leonard Monroe, and Verner Newman. The players will share personal stories of playing high school basketball in a separate league. From the 1920's-1950, Lawrence had an all-black high school basketball team called the Promoters. The Promoters' story is an amazing history filled with harsh discrimination and interracial goodwill. This is a rare opportunity to meet team members! Please plan to arrive early. Seating is limited. At the Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence., 785-841-4109. 

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