Interview of Neale Henderson
Member of the American Negro League. Shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs.
- Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: Neale Henderson
- Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: An Oral History of Negro Leaguers of Southern California
- SportsAfrican American History
- Biographical Note:
- Member of the American Negro League. Shortstop for the Kansas City Monarchs.
- 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.
- 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.