SABR’s Negro Leagues Research Committee will host the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, which will be held on July 20-23, 2023, in Detroit, Michigan. In addition to two days of research presentations and player/author panels, attendees will also enjoy special presentations about local Black baseball and a baseball game as part of the Detroit Tigers’ Negro Leagues Weekend.
This interdisciplinary conference welcomes proposals for oral and poster presentations from all research fields. This year’s theme is “Turkey Stearnes Centennial, the Negro Leagues and Civil Rights.”
Previous presenters have included college faculty, public school teachers, graduate students, and independent scholars. Presentations may focus on any topic related to the theme, or other Negro Leagues issues, especially the Negro Leagues and Civil Rights. Some possibilities include Turkey Stearnes; the Detroit Stars; games at Hamtramck Stadium; integration and re-integration of baseball; ballplayers as civil rights pioneers and more.
Proposals should include a 250-word abstract, plus a brief biographical note with contact information. For oral presentations, please indicate whether you will require any AV equipment. For poster presentations, please indicate the number and size of posters you wish to display.
Please email your proposal as a Word attachment to Dr. Leslie Heaphy at Lheaphy@kent.edu before March 6, 2023. Or send via traditional mail to Leslie Heaphy at: KSU at Stark, 6000 Frank Rd, North Canton, OH 44720.
Questions can be directed to Dr. Leslie Heaphy (Lheaphy@kent.edu). Notifications will go out by April 1.
For conference updates, visit SABR.org/malloy.
Originally published: November 29, 2022. Last Updated: November 29, 2022.