Tag Archives: African American history

A Tale of Two Players: Baseball Legends in Humboldt

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. Most small towns will never produce even one famous athlete. Humboldt, Kansas, can claim two. The southeast Kansas community of about 2000 people … Read full article »

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Making Plays and Making History: Atchison’s Lincoln School Kittens

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, opening at the Atchison County Historical Society and Museum on June 27th. Sports often give members of racial minorities the chance to challenge racist thinking. From … Read full article »

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Worthy of Promotion

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas.                                               … Read full article »

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Stranger than Fiction

This year, KHC features weekly posts related to the Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition Hometown Teams, currently touring Kansas. On June 21, 1925, Wichita’s Island Park ball field hosted a baseball game so strange that people are still talking about it 90 … Read full article »

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