Presentation on Negro Baseball Leagues to be held February 5

  • January 31, 2014

  • MANSFIELD, PA— As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Byron Motley and in celebration of diversity, Mansfield University will present Byron Motley’s Negro Baseball Leagues – An American Legacy on Wednesday, February 5, 8 p.m. in North Manser Hall. The presentation is free and open to the public.

    The Negro Baseball Leagues – An American Legacy highlights moments of a little known era of American history. Motley, a lecturer, filmmaker author and entertainer, gives an engaging and illuminating look at this bygone era that helped to give birth to the modern day Civil Rights movement in America.

    Included with the lecture is a video presentation of a Negro League documentary being produced by Motley for PBS. The video contains historic interviews with Hank Aaron, Maya Angelou, Willie Mays, Walter Cronkite, President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and others.

    For more information on Motley, go to

    This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Office and is funded by student activity fees