5.242 Moses Fleetwood Walker Day.

The seventh day of October is designated as "Moses Fleetwood Walker Day" in honor of the Ohioan who was the first African-American major league baseball player under contract.

In declaring the seventh day of October "Moses Fleetwood Walker Day," the general assembly recognizes the contribution that Moses Fleetwood Walker made to the integration of professional athletics. Born in Mount Pleasant, Ohio, on October 7, 1856, Moses Fleetwood Walker played one season with the Toledo Blue Stockings and died in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1924.

Added by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 59, §1, eff. 12/27/2017.