H.Res.701 - Recognizing the teams and players of the Negro Baseball Leagues for their achievements, dedication, sacrifices, and contributions to both baseball and the Nation.112th Congress (2011-2012)
Summary: H.Res.701 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)
Introduced in House (06/25/2012)
Recognizes the contributions of the Negro Baseball Leagues to baseball and the nation.
Expresses support for: (1) the designation of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, as America's National Negro Leagues Baseball Museum; and (2) the Museum's efforts to recognize and preserve the history of the Negro Leagues and the impact of segregation on the nation.
Encourages present and future generations to understand the sensitive issues surrounding the Negro Leagues, how they helped shape the nation and Major League Baseball, and how the sacrifices made by Negro League players helped make baseball America's national pastime.