On January 4, 2016 , fans of Negro Leagues baseball can join in the fun at a free reception on from 5:30 to 7:30PM in the gallery of the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center (AARLCC).
The library’s museum/gallery will host a month-long display of photos and artwork depicting the Negro Leagues. This year, Broward County Schools will participate with an art contest among students with the theme of the Negro Leagues. Their original artwork will be on display as well.
The featured speaker for the event is former Negro Leagues player Dr. Jorge Arenas-Chico, who fled to the U.S. from Cuba with his family at age 15 to escape persecution. Chico played in the Major Leagues for small breaks during seasons 1960-61.