Martin News

Negro League Baseball History Presentation, Inspiring & Informative

Martin University had the honor of the being one of the host sites of a 90-city tour featuring Author Phil Dixon, co-founder of the Negro Baseball League Museum.

With an audience that included community leaders, Martin University staff, faculty and students, as well the Tigers of Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet, Mr. Dixon shared more than 30 years of African-American sports history.

Ms. Kelly Vaughn, host of Inside Indy, served as mistress of ceremony.  Martin University President, Dr. Eugene White provided an inviting welcome.  Mr. Jamal Smith, Executive Director of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission provided opening remarks.

The documentary "Black Baseball in Indiana" was also presented by Ms. Geri Strecker of Ball State University.  The documentary provided additional insight and humor appreciated by all.

Mr. Jon Glesing, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager for the Indianapolis Indians provided closing remarks and unveiled the "throwback" jersey Indianapolis Indians plays will wear in the Civil Rights Night Game at Victory Field, Friday, August 22nd at 7:00 p.m.  The jerseys will be auctioned for charity.

Martin University extends its thanks to the Indianapolis Indians, Indiana Civil Rights Commission, The Indianapolis Recorder, The Indiana Black Expo, and LA VOZ DE INDIANA for hosting such a great event at Martin.

WHMB will air the program in its entirety.  Check your local listing for date(s) and time(s).