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Black Baseball's Invisible History in Texas

This article highlights Joe Lewis and his accomplishments as one of the few African Americans recruited into the Negro Baseball League in South Texas. The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures will present their project titled "Invisible Diamonds: Stories of Baseball in the African American Communities of Texas." The free presentation will take place at the institute's Back 40 outdoor educational area, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd. The exhibit is part of Buffalo Soldier Day, featuring speakers at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., exploring the history of the segregated amateur league from the 1930s through the 1960s. The 2 p.m. topic will cover Trap Ball, a form of baseball that Buffalo Soldiers used to play at forts in West Texas.
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