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Taking the Kids -- an important history lesson through baseball in Kansas City

Taking the Kids -- an important history lesson through baseball in Kansas City

They were among the best baseball players in the United States, traveling cross-country to play the game they loved before cheering fans. But they were often forced to sleep on their bus and eat peanut butter crackers.

"They could fill up the ballpark but couldn't get a meal or a place to stay from the same fans that had just cheered them," said Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Mo.

He added that kids who visit "think that's just dumb." The museum, celebrating its 25th anniversary just after the World Series, aims to teach an important history lesson through baseball about...

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