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Youth group remembers Negro League through art expressions

caines | 1/4/2012, 7:30 a.m.

Children from the Urban Renewal Greater Enhancement National Team [URGENT], Inc,'s Youth Empowerment Program, Grandparents Raising Grand Children Program and Overtown Youth Center recently celebrated the Negro League Baseball's historical legacy at Dorsey Park, 1701 NW 1st Ave., in Overtown. The park, once fondly referred to as the "Dust Bowl, hosted a day of artistic expression as young people painted murals under the watchful eyes of two mural banners of Negro League greats Dizzy Dean and Satchel Paige. The two banners, donated by Miami-Dade College's art exhibit "We Are the Ship," went up permanently at the park. The original oil painting by artist Kadir Nelson can be seen at the Miami-Dade County Freedom Tower Art Gallery. By Randy Gricergrice@miamitimesonline.com