Thursday, March 1, 2012

Sam Lacy

While in college Sam Lacy covered sports part-time for the Washington tribune, a local African-American newspaper.  He joined the newspaper full time in 1926.  During that time he wrote that Clark Griffith's voicing his concern that the fall of the Negro League would "put about 400 colored guys out of work." 

Lacy's response to that was, "When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, he put 400,000 black people out of jobs."

Lacy is an excellent, creative writer who has done some good stuff on Negro League baseball and is well-worth anyone's time to check it out.

Kevin Marquez