In Celebration of “Jackie Robinson Day”

He’s No Longer Forgotten

Detroit Negro League Star William Binga’s legacy gets a boost

William H. Binga Headstone 2

Identification, Procurement and Instillation of the Headstone Courtesy of the Negro League Baseball Grave Marker Project, the Winfield Foundation and the Donaldson Network.

Click the photo above to check out an Hour Detroit Magazine online article about my Binga ancestor, written by Ryan Whirty.  Many thanks to Ryan for his interest, dedicated research and journalistic contributions on behalf the Negro Leagues.  I’m very grateful to Ryan, Peter Gorton, the Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project, The Winfield Foundation and the Donaldson Network  for bringing William H. Binga, his talent and accomplishments, as an early Negro leagues baseball player, back from obscurity for this well deserved recognition.

Ryan Whirty is an award-winning journalist and researcher who specializes in the Negro Leagues. He is a member of the Society for American Baseball Research. This August, the society will hold its annual Negro Leagues conference in Detroit, MI.

Source | http://www.hourdetroit.com/

Binga Memorial Invitation

William H. Binga Memorial Celebration Flyer created by Peter Gorton

Check out:
The Donaldson Network
The Winfield Foundation

 

Photos Courtesy of Star Tribune

Click the image below to see the original newspaper page. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers.

William H. Binga, St. Paul Gophers, 1910

Click the image below to read the article. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress, Chronicling America Historic American Newspapers.

Colored Gophers Article Graphic, 1909

Click the image below to read the article. Image courtesy of FultonHistory.com, Newspapers.

History Negro Leagues, 1927

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About C. Rae White

I'm a proud 6th generation Detroiter, a creative who loves working with my hands and a fashion fanatic with a thing for shoes, bags and jewelry. I'm a family researcher who loves discovering the details of my ancestors lives. Thanks for stopping by!
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2 Responses to In Celebration of “Jackie Robinson Day”

  1. Glad to hear of your famous connection! It must make you proud to learn so much of your history and to see your people actually MAKE history!

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