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2015 Meeting Dates ---Meetings in 2015 will begin at 7:00 p.m.
“The Kansas City Monarchs in Our Home Town.”
Most people have heard of Jackie Robinson, some have heard of Satchel Paige, many have heard of the Kansas City Monarchs but few know how connected they were to our local community. In honor of the 90th Anniversary of the Monarchs’ first World’s Championship in 1924, Phil Dixon is returning to 90 cities where they played games to present this team's unique history, and he does so with a local twist–He will talk about games the Monarchs played in Muskogee against local competition–as well as discuss the history of African-American ball players from our community who participated in the Negro Leagues (when the opportunity presents itself).
This is a tribute tour, a goodwill visit done with sports history. It is a 30-45 minute PowerPoint presentation with historic photographs, entertaining stories and colorful baseball poetry delivered by Mr. Dixon also a published author.
Mr. Dixon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Negro-League-Author-Phil-S-Dixon/143997615639691
You may see a speech that aired on C-Span 3, which was filmed in Abilene, Kansas on July 18, 2014.
You may also see a news feature that aired on KHSB-TV41, in Kansas City, Missouri on September 1, 2014.
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