Oral Histories

Interview of James Lewis

Member of the American Negro League. Player for the Indianapolis Clowns.
Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: An Oral History of Negro Leaugers of Southern California: James Lewis
Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: An Oral History of Negro Leaguers of Southern California
African American History
Miles, La 'Tonya Rease
Lewis, James
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, UCLA Center for Oral History Research. B.A., English Literature and Literature, University of Maryland, College Park; M.A., English, UCLA; Ph.D., English, UCLA.
5 hrs.
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.