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Celebrating Black History: Negro Leagues and Savannah


Today's Black History Moment with owner/operator of Day Clean Tours, Jamal Toure':

Baseball - America's past time is a part of African American History in  Savannah.   The Southern League of Colored Base Ballist was founded in 1886.  This was the first Negro League.  The Savannah Broads and the Savannah Lafayettes were two of the powerful teams in the league.  They competed for championships.  The Savannah Homeboys were an early 20th Century team.  The Savannah Bears would continue the tradition in later years.

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