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Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball opens at Metro Centre at Owings Mills

On March 27, the Hubert V. Simmons Museum of Negro Leagues Baseball, located on several floors of the County Campus at Metro Centre at Owings Mills, was officially opened to the public. 

The museum displays the history of the Negro Leagues through photographs, graphic panels, artifacts and memorabilia of both Maryland and the U.S. Negro Leagues. The opening was attended by several former Negro League players, including Mamie “Peanut” Johnson, the only woman to ever pitch in the Negro Leagues.

The opening was marked with speeches by Community College of Baltimore County President Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis; Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz; Executive Director of the Museum Audrey Simmons; Curator Rayner “Ray” Banks and CCBC student-athlete DeSean Rabb. When talking about his planned professional baseball career and the opening of the museum, Rabb said “my father always said that before you know where you’re going, you have to understand the past.”

Pictured: Kim Robinson (left), Property Manager at Metro Centre at Owings Mills and Monique Cydylo, Residential Division Executive at David S. Brown Enterprises examine a portion of the museum, whic is located on the first three floors of the Metro Centre at Owings Mills and is open for self-guided tours.

Justin case March 31, 2014 at 11:10 AM
I find it very offensive that there can be a museum of negros and it's perfectly fine in society, but if I ever tried to open a Caucasian museum, it would be shut down before it even made it to the drawing board. Black people always complain about being singled out or profiled, but when it works in their favor, their all gung-ho about it. Just like the "million man march". One million black men together becomes a "march", one million white men together becomes a "clan rally". It's not fair to white people at all, that there is negro scholarships, negro museums, negro marches, or anything else with the term negro. We can't have a Jesse Jackson or an Al Sharpton or we are labeled "racist". When the shoe's on the other foot it's no longer racist, it's a "right". Who's really the racist????

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