Oral Histories

Interview of Neale Henderson

Member of the American Negro League. Shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs.
Subtitle:
Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: Neale Henderson
Series:
Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: An Oral History of Negro Leaguers of Southern California
Topic:
Sports
African American History
Interviewer:
Miles, La 'Tonya Rease
Interviewee:
Henderson, Neale
Persons Present:
Henderson and Miles.
Place Conducted:
Henderson’s son’s home in Inglewood, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by La’Tonya Rease Miles; B.A., English Literature, University of Maryland, College Park; M.A., English, UCLA; Ph.D., English, UCLA. Miles prepared for the interview by consulting The Encyclopedia of Negro League Baseball by Thom Loverro and Wilmer Fields; and articles from The Los Angeles Times.
Processing of Interview:
The transcript is a verbatim transcription of the recording. It was transcribed by a professional transcribing agency using a list of proper names and specialized terminology supplied by the interviewer. Henderson was then given an opportunity to review the transcript and made a few corrections and additions. Those corrections were entered into the text without further editing or review on the part of the Center for Oral History Research staff.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
This project is designed to document the lives of Negro League baseball players whose careers spanned the heyday of the league (1920s-1950s) and who grew up in Southern California, who played in the West Coast Professional Baseball League or the California Winter League, or who eventually migrated here. The series aims for a better understanding of the important role that Southern California played in the racial politics of baseball and that baseball played for African Americans in Los Angeles.