The Multifaceted Dwayne Renal Sims

In the year of 2003 Dwayne Renal Sims took on a new endeavor that has become part of his passion – the Negro League Legends Hall of Fame (

As Founder and CEO he has been involved with several events sponsored personally, to share the rich untold story in American Baseball History the baseball players from the Colored Professional and Negro Leagues who played for the “Love of the Game.”

Dwayne’s book, Scurlock: Negro Leagues features photographs from the Scurlock Studio Records, Archive Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.  An exhibition tour is ongoing in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Left to Right:  Sugar Ray Leonard, Jay Quander, Roger Leonard, Dwayne Renal Sims

Scurlock Photographic Studio opened in 1911 at 900 U Street, NW, District of Columbia, by Addison N. Scurlock.  The studio captured images of such notables as Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Dr. Ralph Bunche, President Calvin Coolidge, Dr. Charles Drew, Dr. W.E.B. DuBois, Frederick Douglass, Billie Holiday, James Weldon Johnson, President John F. Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Charles Clinton Spaulding, Mary Church Terrell, Booker T. Washington, and Dr. Carter G. Woodson to name a few.  The studio is responsible for capturing the social life, events and the architect of the buildings in the nation’s capital.


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