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Audio Histories of the Birmingham Black Barons
February 7, 2014 9:09 PM   Subscribe

Peruse the Birmingham Public Library's collection of audio histories given by former Birmingham Black Barons players of the Negro Leagues.

For more audio interest of the era:

Jackie Robinson and the end of the Negro Leagues.

Kansas Historical Society podcast telling the story of a program from a 1950s Negro League Baseball game (00:38 to 13:30).
posted by MoonOrb (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
When I first read this I assumed "Birmingham, England". But it's actually Birmingham, Alabama.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:35 PM on February 7


Ping!! So did I. We did have the Barron Knights back in the day, so I thought it might be something similar but with black guys.
posted by marienbad at 12:08 AM on February 8


Yep, me too.

Up until 'Negro Leagues' I was thinking, 'Oooh, exciting, I bet this is about some sort of Peaky Blinders type gang thing! I wonder if these Black Barons wore special weaponised hats too?!'.

Sorry, MoonOrb, I'm sure some folk who don't get confused by cities sharing a name will be along shortly!
posted by jack_mo at 3:14 AM on February 8


That's okay- the air of mystery just makes it more interesting, and now I've learned something new!
posted by MoonOrb at 6:13 AM on February 8


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