African-American Bowlers and Segregation

Description

Stories of those athletes of yesteryear who bowled in substandard bowling alleys, who were not allowed to compete in certain cities, and even some who had to stay in private homes because they were not allowed to lodge in motels. These heroes tell their complete story... of how they fought segregation by competing and achieving in a sport, largely reserved for others "not of color." They worked and lived in segregated conditions but fought daily to show that equality on the lanes was just as important as equality in the schools and in restaurants.

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Jim Nunnelly interviews African American bowlers, Alex Harris and Maxine Baker.

Jim Nunnelly interviews African American bowler, Charles McField.

Interview of Helen Bryant by Jim Nunnelly. Mrs. Bryant relates her experiences as an African American bowler.

Interview of J. C. Collins by Jim Nunnelly. Mr. Collins relates his experiences as an African American bowler.

Interview of Joe Newsome by Jim Nunnelly. Mr. Newsome relates his experiences as an African American bowler.