October 18, 2012
The Atlanta Preservation Center (APC) and Black Mecca of the South Tours will host Conversations with Negro League Baseball Legends on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 4:00 pm at the LP Grant Mansion, 327 St. Paul Avenue SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30312. Admission is free and children in attendance will receive a free copy of We are the Ship, The Story of Negro League Baseball by Kadir Nelson, courtesy of Disney Book Group. Historian Nasir Muhammad of Black Mecca of the South Tours will facilitate the conversation with former Negro League Baseball players James “Red” Moore and Lawrence “Pop” Williams.
Both players have direct ties to Georgia. Mr. Moore is an Atlanta native who played for the Atlanta Black Crackers, whose home field was the Ponce de Leon Ballpark. Mr. Williams is from La Grange and played for the Kansas City Monarchs.
This event brings together two preservation organizations and highlights the fleeting opportunities and necessity to speak first-hand with those who made history. This program is part of a new educational focus for the APC to bring attention and respect to the cultural significance of Atlanta’s historically African American resources. Mr. Mohammad’s Black Mecca of the South Tours focuses on lesser known but key historical locations and figures of Atlanta’s African American legacy.
Event details here.