That's why he helped spearhead plans to expand the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, including the building of the Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center," said Bob Kendrick, NLBM Marketing Director.
The Buck O'Neil Education and Research Center will be part of an expansion of the NLBM to be built at the historic Paseo YMCA, the birthplace of the Negro Leagues.
Buck is a one-of-a-kind legend and we will miss him with all of our hearts," said Mark Bryant, President of the NLBM Board of Directors.
In 2006, the NLBM was designated by the United State Congress as "America's National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
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The NLBM operates one block from the Paseo YMCA where the Negro National League was founded by Andrew "Rube" Foster in 1920.
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Representatives Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5) and Sam Graves (MO-3), Congress recently passed a resolution designating the NLBM as America's National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
Kansas State University and local school districts are partnering with the NLBM in developing the educational curriculum that will expand and enhance existing programs for school-aged children and guests who attend the Center from around the country.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is proud of its partnership with Roadway Express," said Bob Kendrick, Director of Marketing for the NLBM