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African-American Girl Sees Base Ball at Elysian Fields
|Tags||African AmericansAfrican Americans|
|Location||New JerseyNew Jersey|
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"Along with chores and family time at home, there were excursions farther afield. Maritcha [Lyons] recalled day trips across the Hudson to the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, where people took in baseball games, had picnics, and revelled in other fresh-air activities."
Tonya Bolden, Maritcha: A Nineteenth Century American Girl (Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2005), page 12.
Maritcha Lyons was born in New York City in 1848.
|Submitted by||George Thompson|
|Submission Note||19CBB Posting, July 2012|
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