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This study hopes to fill in some of the gaps in the history of the Negro Leagues. More importantly though, this research is successful only if the readers can come away with a true sense of what the ballplayers of the era felt and why they played while enduring racism and humiliation.
This study was conducted to pull together the previously written facts and history of the Negro Leagues with obscure oral history and data found through interviews, videotapes, articles, and books from and about those who played and lived during the era.
Pierce, Terry, "An Historical Look at the Negro Baseball Leagues: The Legend of the Black Knights" (1994). McCabe Thesis Collection. 47.
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