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Filmmaker reflects on Negro leagues, music in talk at Rockford College Nov. 13

Thursday, October 30, 2008  
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Byron Motley, producer of the new documentary, “Oh How They Lived: Stories of the Negro Leagues and Musicians that Changed Our Society” will be the next Forum Series speaker at Rockford College Nov. 13, 7 p.m. in the college’s Maddox Theater.

In his documentary, Motley and former Negro league players reminisce and discuss stories and memories of the historical Negro baseball leagues. Motley grew up hearing stories about the Negro leagues from his father, who was a chief umpire for the leagues. The presentation combines the contributions of both African-Americans athletes and musicians.

Admission to the event is free, but tickets are required. For tickets and more information, call the Rockford College box office at 815-226-4100.


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