The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum is one of the few museums in the United States to explore the world of baseball when it was racially segregated. There were once African American only teams such as the New York Black Yankees and the story of the sports segregation and eventual integration is explored in depth at this museum. The museum itself can be found at the 18th and Vine Complex in Downtown Kansas City.
The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) is the world’s only national museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the rich history of African-American baseball and its impact on the social advancement of America.
The privately funded, 501 c3, not-for-profit organization was established in 1990, and is located Kansas City, Missouri’s Historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The NLBM operates two blocks from the Paseo YMCA where Andrew “Rube” Foster established the Negro National League in 1920.