Beacon Salon Speaker – Byron Motley

The Negro Baseball Leagues: An American Legacy

Singer, songwriter, filmmaker, photographer, author, and lecturer Byron Motley is a modern renaissance man. His documentary project “The Negro Baseball Leagues – An America Legacy,” seeks to educate further the public about the significant contributions Negro League players made in the 20th century. Byron’s father, Bob Motley, umpired in the Negro Leagues for several years. Byron co-authored his father’s memoir Ruling Over Monarchs, Giants & Stars: Umpiring in the Negro Leagues & Beyond, which details his father’s journey of growing up in a segregated America to becoming one of the first African-American marines to his experiences in Negro baseball.

 
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