Atlanta Black Crackers oral history interviews, 1973-1974.


Joyce, Allen Edward. Atlanta Black Crackers oral history interviews, 1973-1974.

Atlanta Black Crackers oral history interviews, 1973-1974.

The collection contains oral history interviews with former members of the Atlanta Black Crackers, including Don Clendenon, Harry "Squab" Jones, Joe Lockhart, and James "Red" Moore. The collection also includes interviews with Hank Aaron; former owner Billie Harden; Atlanta Daily World sports reporter Ric Roberts; and Atlanta Daily World sports editor Marion Jackson. Allen Joyce conducted the interviews between 1973-1974 as part of the research for his Master's thesis, "The Atlanta Black Crackers" (Emory University, 1975).

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