Sedberry, Charles R 1979-01-31

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Charles Sedberry, former Negro League baseball player, discusses his experiences in athletics and tells about problems faced by Lubbock’s black populace in the 1920s and 1930s.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Charles R. Sedberry

Additional Parties Recorded: None

Date: January 31, 1979

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Bobby Weaver

Length: 55 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Lubbock, Texas (1912), Father, Cook, Mother, Education, Meridian High School, Paul Quinn College, Waco, Texas, Football, Black Southwest Conference, Positions played, Team size, Injury, Baseball, Position, Memphis Red Sox, Kansas City Monarchs, Satchel Paige, Pitcher, Pitches, St. Louis Browns, Paige’s team, Wink, Texas, Café cook, "Seventh crew", Housing, Mr. Darby.

Tape 1, Side 2: Oil wells, Tents, Lubbock Memorial Hospital, Employed (1926-1970), Black Hubbers, Organization (1927), Bob Johnson, Team members, School, Controversy, Size, Ella Iles, teacher, Construction, Pete Cawthon, Football team, Damon Hill, Boy Scout troop, Oscar Iles, Texas Tech University, Site chosen, Dust storms, Black neighborhoods, Credit, Job market for blacks, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Projects, Charles Dill, Mr. Quigley.

Range Dates: 1912-1970

Bulk Dates: 1920s-1930s

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