Events

Event Schedule – 2021

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Kansas

Course detail: Baseball Goes to War: World War II and the National Pastime

After the United States entered World War II in 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt authorized the continued operation of both Major League and Negro League baseball. The president believed the “National Pastime” would help boost homefront morale during the difficult war years lying ahead. This course examines the results of President Roosevelt’s decision. We will explore the war’s effect on professional baseball, the fans, teams and individual players. Class participants will also learn how the “National Pastime” operated during the war and the post-war changes that occurred in baseball.

Instructor Bio: Kevin L. Mitchell is the baseball history blogger of The Baseball Scroll (www.thebaseballscroll.blogspot.com) and author of Last Train to Cooperstown: The 2006 Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees from the Negro League Era. The Kansas City, Kan. native earned bachelors and master’s degrees from the University of Kansas.
Course Accessibility: Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in an event, please email lpe@ku.edu or call 913-897-8530 at least three weeks before the first day of the event.

 Session Detail: OC21341O

Schedule: Every week on Wednesday, starting on 07/14/21 and ending on 07/28/21
Times: 03:00pm – 04:30pm
Price: Single Osher Course : $50.00

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Wichita (Kansas) Public Library

“The Negro National League:  An 11 Years Journey Through the Stormy Seas of Professional Baseball”

Tuesday:  August 3, 2021, 6:00 – 7:30 PM online via Zoom

Scenes from 2018

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Wichita, Kansas Public Library

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Wichita, Kansas Public Library

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Scenes from 2017:

Rotary Baseball Presentation 1

Leavenworth Rotary Club Luncheon – March 1, 2017

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Leavenworth Rotary Club Luncheon – March 1, 2017

KC Group 1

Oswald Park Recreation Center – Fort Lauderdale  –  April 6, 2017

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Old Dillard Museum – Fort Lauderdale  April 7, 2017

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Presentation Audience Old Dillard Museum – Fort Lauderdale April 7, 2017

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Franklin Park Recreation Center – Fort Lauderdale April 10

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Tyrone Brant Library – Fort Lauderdale April 11

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With Audience Tyrone Brant Library – Fort Lauderdale April 11

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Coaching Kid Pitch Baseball – July/August 2017 Kansas City, KS.

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Coaching Kid Pitch Baseball – July/August 2017 Kansas City, KS.

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With Audience Mid-Continent Library Antioch Branch Kansas City, MO. – September 13, 2017

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With audience at Mid-Continent Public Library Raytown, Mo. Branch October 10, 2017

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With audience Mid-Continent Public Library South Independence, MO. Branch – October 24, 2017

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With audience Mid-Continent Public Library South Independence, Mo. Branch – October 24, 2017

 

 

 

 

One response

  1. Terry Hersperger | Reply

    Wow, what an education that most don’t know !

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