Oral Histories

Interview of Joseph Brown

African American baseball player.
Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: An Oral History of Negro Leaugers of Southern California: Joseph Brown
Baseball, Race, and Los Angeles: An Oral History of Negro Leaguers of Southern California
African American History
Biographical Note:
African American baseball player.
Miles, La 'Tonya Rease
Brown, Joseph
Persons Present:
Brown and Miles.
Place Conducted:
Brown's home in San Diego, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records related 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.
Processing of Interview:
Patrick Keilty, editorial assistant, complied the table of contents, biographical summary, and interview history. Miles provided the proper names and terms entered in brackets in the text. Brown did not review the transcript and therefore some proper names may remain unverified
2 hrs.
Interviewee Retained Copyright
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.