• Fidel Leal
  • Brian Shangwa ’15
  • Kemal Atkins ’92 ’96
  • Traci Royster
  • Guin Thi
  • Sarah Mbiki
  • Susan M. Branch ’99
  • Ray Christian

A Traveling Museum of Artifacts from the Negro Leagues Baseball Era and Players

Multicultural Center and International Hallway
Plemmons Student Union
Hosted by the Black Student Association
April 13-17, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mr. Derrick Jones has always enjoyed baseball. His hobby is learning as much as he can about a little known period in American history: the Negro Leagues Era. He has studied it for over 20 years.

Everything Mr. Jones learned about the Negro Leagues players and history made him want to learn more, and so he began collecting genuine artifacts from that period, as well as reproductions. Now, his collection is so large he calls it his, “traveling museum.” This traveling museum contains authentic Negro Leagues jerseys, baseball mitts, vintage baseball trading cards, autographs, photo collections, figurines, and numerous other Negro Leagues collectibles from baseball legends.

Mr. Jones’ “Traveling Museum of Artifacts from the Negro Leagues Era and Players” will be on display in the Multicultural Center and in the International Hallway on the first floor of Plemmons Student Union from April 13-April 17, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The Derrick C. Jones Residency on the Negro Leagues Baseball Era is sponsored by the Office of Equity, Diversity and Compliance, with support from Belk Library and Information Commons, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, and Dan’l Boone Inn.

Hosts for Jones’ presentations and lectures include the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, Appalachian’s Black Faculty and Staff Association, the Diversity Celebration, the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Mabel School, the Department of Sociology and Watauga County Library.

For additional information, call 828-262-2144 or email Susan King at kingsh@appstate.edu.