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Larry Lester was one of the founders of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM) in Kansas City, Missouri, and he served as its Research Director and Treasurer for five years (1991-1995). He was instrumental in the development of the Museum's business plan and licensing program that became its primary revenue stream in the start-up years.
He left the NLBM in 1995 to start NoirTech Research, Inc., combining his expertise in research and technology to strategically track the African American experience in sports and entertainment.
Lester is co-chairman of the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference, the only academic symposium dedicated exclusively to the examination and promotion of black baseball history. The Conference offers scholarships, library grants, and raise funds to purchase headstones for unmarked graves of players.
Lester is the author of eight books, and has written forewords to four other books. He is listed as a contributing researcher to more than 150 publications on African American history, and has served as a consultant on numerous sports documentaries with ESPN, ESPN2, PBS, CNN, et al.
More information can be found at his website: www.LarryLester42.com
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