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Legislation #: 160582 Introduction Date: 8/11/2016
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JAMES, JR., SHIELDS, WAGNER, TAYLOR, LUCAS, HALL, BARNES JR., REED, JUSTUS, FOWLER, MCMANUS AND CANADY
Title:  Honoring the Kansas City Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for collaborating on the Smithsonian’s new multiyear collecting initiative, “Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues.”

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8/8/2016 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/11/2016 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 160582

 

 Honoring the Kansas City Museum in partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History for collaborating on the Smithsonian’s new multiyear collecting initiative, “Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues.”

 

WHEREAS, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History is partnering with 10 organizations, including the Smithsonian’s Latino Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, to carry out the “Latinos and Baseball” initiative; and

 

WHEREAS, through the lens of baseball, the initiative will showcase the impact of Latino communities on American history and culture; and

 

WHEREAS, since the 1800s, baseball has played a historical role in American life, and currently provides a means of celebrating both national and ethnic identities and building communities; and

 

WHEREAS, Kansas City is proud of its baseball legacy, its World Series status, and the significant contributions of the Latino community; and

 

WHEREAS, sharing Kansas City’s local history and stories are essential; and

 

WHEREAS, on Friday, August 12, and Saturday, August 13, 2016, the Kansas City Museum will host special collecting events to generate interest in the initiative, build on community relationships, record oral histories, and identify historical objects for the collections of both the Kansas City Museum and the Smithsonian; and

 

WHEREAS, these collecting events will launch a local initiative to partner with additional local cultural institutions to deepen the interpretation and contributions of Latinos in baseball; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council commend the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in partnership with the Kansas City Museum for coming together for “Latinos and Baseball: In the Barrios and the Big Leagues”; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the Kansas City Museum and the National Museum of American History with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the efforts being made to preserve, interpret, and share local history.

 

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