Why Pittsburgh is remembered as the 'Mecca of Negro League Baseball
The audience will be touched by a tradition of greatness as they hear first-hand narratives from a direct descendant of Josh Gibson through his great-grandson, Sean L. Gibson. These accurate accounts have been handed down through the years in a heartfelt endeavor to honor the memory of Josh Gibson and to salute the players of the Negro Leagues, some of the greatest players to never play in the Major Leagues.
Sean L. Gibson is the great-grandson of Baseball Hall of Fame legend Josh Gibson. Sean has dedicated his life to the preservation of Josh’s legacy and is the Executive Director of the Josh Gibson Foundation, a Pittsburgh area non-profit organization. The Josh Gibson Foundation was established in 1994 in an effort to keep the memory of Pittsburgh’s beloved Josh Gibson and the entire Negro Leagues alive. The foundation partners with the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Carnegie Mellon University by matching up college students with elementary and middle school youth for tutoring. With a strong focus on education, the foundation currently serves roughly 300 children and plans to increase those numbers by starting new programs yearly. The foundation also sponsors the Josh Gibson Baseball Academy.
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