Plans for Negro League museum unveiled

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – Numerous ceremonies around Birmingham over the past month have been precursors for September’s 50 Years Forward celebration.

The celebration is meant to commemorate how far Birmingham has come since the civil rights movement.

However, not all of the celebrations could wait until September.

On Friday, more plans were unveiled for the Negro League museum to be built to honor the Birmingham Black Barons.

The museum will be located next to Regions Field and will serve as a multi-purpose facility.

Black Barons players had a chance to hear about some of the interactive exhibits what will be featured in the museum on Friday.

Architect Clay Dorsey says he believes people will enjoy the uniqueness of the project.

“The history of Birmingham being a civil rights city, and then you have the Negro League being next to the Baron, I think that’s a unique situation where you are bringing people together,” Dorsey said.

The project is scheduled to be completed in December of 2014.

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