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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:50 am | Updated: 10:55 am, Thu Feb 14, 2013.

GREENSBORO -- Friday Nites in Caroline will present "The Celebration of Negro League Baseball in Maryland" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Greensboro branch of the Caroline County Public Library.

Negro Leagues veterans Al Burrows and Luther Atkinson will discuss the trials and triumphs of African-American baseball in the pre-Jackie Robinson era. Life-sized displays of prominent Negro Leagues players, uniforms, photos and other memorabilia will be on loan from the Hubert V. Simmons Negro Leagues Baseball Museum of Maryland. In addition, James McPherson will open the event with a reading of the classic baseball poem "Casey at the Bat."

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