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03-25-2010, 06:39 AM
Does anyone have access to the Birmingham Public Library? There is a collection of oral history interviews with former members of the Birmingham Black Barons at the library. I need some help with a research issue. If anyone can help, or knows anyone in Birmingham who may be able to help, I would appreciate a contact via private message. Thank you.

03-30-2010, 07:41 PM
Here's a link to the interview they did with Jim "Fireball" Bolden in 1995.

Interview (http://bplonline.cdmhost.com/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p15099coll2&CISOPTR=0&CISOBOX=1&REC=1)

The gentleman asking the questions is a bit difficult to hear, but it's a great interview. Wish it could've been video.

04-27-2010, 02:30 PM
The Birmingham Public Library's Digital Collection now has the following Birmingham Black Barons players audio interviews available for download on their website.


Otha Bailey
Sam Barber
Jim "Fireball" Bolden
Lyman Bostock
William "Cap" Brown
Charles Calhoun
Lorenco "Piper" Davis
Clifford DuBose
Henry Elmore
Frank Evans
Johnny Fairley
Elijah Gilliam
Louis Gillis
Benjamin Givens
William Greason
Wiley Griggs
Raymond Haggins
Harold Hair
Sam Hairston
Donald Harris
Willie Harris
Carl Holden
Henry Howard
James Ivory
John Kennedy
Willie Lee
Anthony Lloyd
Norman Lumpkin
Floyd Meshad (owner)
Jessie Mitchell
John Mitchell
Willie Patterson
Willie Powell
Laymon Ramsey
Eugene Scruggs
Freddie Shepard
Richard Williams
Archie Young
Willie Young
James Zapp

07-25-2010, 06:46 PM
Buster Hair and Art Hamilton are alive and kicking in Jacksonville, FL.