Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday…Ed Bolden

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I came across this while on Twitter. Chuck D twitted about Black history and how it slowly fades as older generations die off then he gave an example and stated did you know that a black woman actually owned a Negro League team her name was Hilda Bolden. So as I started researching this I ran across her father who was Ed Bolden who actually owned a team  and started a rival Negro League the Eastern Negro League in 1923.  There is so much to this story. Usually this post on Tuesdays come with video, but this isn’t about athletic achievement as much as the man behind a league MLB  pays lip service to that our own history ignores and little is said and truly passed on. There is a book called Ed Bolden and Black Baseball in Philadelphia that gives the story of Ed Bolden his rise and prominence in the Negro Leagues and in particular is impart on Baseball in Philadelphia. The book is written by Courtney Michelle Smith.

There is another link you might find interesting that gives information on Ed Bolden that I couldn’t cover in a single post.

Here is another link this article was written by Michael Haupert.

Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights …Ed Bolden.



Published by bklynboy59

Welcome to Smallthoughtsinasportsworld. We keep it fun and we keep interesting and informative. On Tuesdays we go back in time with Old School Tuesdays, on Thursdays we keep it fun by Smallthoughts Trivia Thursday and on Fridays is Smallthoughts: Rant of the Week and Smallthoughts:Rave of the Week and we also post the answer from Smallthoughts:Trivia Thursday. I am a lifelong New York Mets, Knicks and Jets and Giants fan. I root hard for my teams and have rooted for them even when it wasn't and in some cases still isn't easy. I enjoy talking sports, and on here I get to write about it as well. I have my thoughts hence Small thoughts, we will not always agree, but respectfully speak about what we feel. I invite your comments and feedback as well. You can also follow me on twitter @bklynboy59 and facebook Jerry bklynboy Small

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