The Courier comes through, but the statues are gone

I know the conference was several weeks ago, but this article about the event just came out in the New Pittsburgh Courier. I talked with the writer of the story, Michael B. Rose, who ended up doing a pretty good job with the article. This is from the Courier’s Aug. 27 article:

http://newpittsburghcourieronline.com/2015/08/27/negro-leagues-baseball-convention-held-in-pittsburgh/

Also, you might have seen this already — is was, quite understandably, a hot topic at the Malloy conference in Pittsboig — but the Pirates recently removed the statues honoring local Negro League legends. This is from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/brian-oneill/2015/07/30/Brian-O-Neill-Statues-honoring-Negro-Leagues-gone-from-PNC-Park-entrance/stories/201507300007

 

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