From Jeffrey Flanagan at MLB.com on February 7, 2017:
It was 97 years ago on Feb. 13 at the historic Paseo YMCA where eight independent owners of African-American baseball teams sat down to discuss forming a united league.
Those eight owners, including the legendary Rube Foster, eventually formed the Negro National League, the first successful Negro League in the United States. That league paved the way for future successful Negro Leagues.
“There’s so much history in that building,” said Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president Bob Kendrick, “that it has always been our goal to refurbish it.”
Read the full article here: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/215293844/kansas-city-negro-league-site-nearly-restored/
Originally published: February 7, 2017. Last Updated: February 7, 2017.