“The Five Points Business Improvement District is celebrating Black baseball players who once swung a bat at what is now known as Sonny Lawson Park. It was part of the festivities surrounding the MLB All-Star Game.
“The Negro League is a part of our Black history,” said LaSheita Sayer, a board member of the Five Points Business Improvement District. “Sonny Lawson was a destination where the Negro League played as a part of their network. So, what we’re trying to do is acknowledge the significance that still exists here in Five Points.”
Cutouts of Negro League players were on display at Sonny Lawson Park. Jazz music along Welton Street provided a soundtrack for spectators.
“We set out to find a way to attract some of the baseball players coming in, the attendees coming in for the baseball game, to have another alternative for something to do, to come and explore other parts of Denver.””
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Flores, Andrea. Channel 4 News 12 July 2021.