"Save the Legacy" endorse May 2nd., as National Negro Leagues Day

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Save the Legacy campaign is simply asking legislators to please re-introduce a Concurrent Resolution to designate May 2nd., as “Negro Leaguers Recognition Day.”  This is simply a day of recognition, in the likeness of “Bosses Day” or “Secretary’s Day.”  This will not become a national holiday and banks will not close. It will be a day to pay tribute to the contributions that Black baseball players, (who were barred from playing in the Majors due to Jim Crow, the Gentlemen’s agreement, racism and prejudice,) made to America’s pastime.  Thirty-five of these Negro League players are in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and approximately 40 surviving players, ages 85 through 90's who deserves due diligence while living.

In 1952, more than 150 African-American baseball players, most from the Negro Leagues, had been signed to Major League Baseball. Most of these players are deceased, while never achieving their dream to play in the majors.  The few remaining have been relegated to a position of obscurity.  S.CON.RES.29, proposes “Negro Leaguers Recognition Day,” as a celebration not only for the National Negro Leagues, but all Negro league players as well as their teams...a “ Legacy well worth Saving”...for generations to come.