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Interview with Bill Hinds, California Voice sports writer
Beckford, Ruth
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Side A, Testing [00:00]; Beginnings in sports as a baseball and basketball player [00:12]; Naming of sports column as “Here It ‘Tis” [01:50]; Writing for California Voice and opportunity to meet sport celebrities [02:15]; Meeting Jackie Robinson [03:07]; Frank Robinson playing at McClymonds High School [03:57]; African American prize fighters in Oakland [05:14]; San Pablo Park Baseball League [08:25]; Oakland baseball players [10:21]; Pitcher Arthur ‘Kelly’ Williams [10:48]; Oakland catchers [11:36]; San Pablo Baseball League in Oakland during the Great Depression [12:13]; Thugs would get into fights at game [13:27]; Byron O’Reilly, league manager [14:00]; San Pablo Park located at corner of Russell St. and Park St. [14:41]; Tennis players Richard Dempsey and Arnold [?] Baranco [15:51]; Western States Golfing Association trophy [18:10]; Gilmore family and African American golfers [20:12]; Discrimination faced by African American golf pros at Richmond Golf Course and lawsuit [22:42]; E.F. Joseph avid golfer [23:39]; Meeting in Fresno of prominent African American golfers from Northern and Southern California [23:44]; Gambling on the golf course [25:21]; Golf tournaments [26:27]; Arthur LaRue [28:50]; Few women golfers [29:09]; Playing golf with Jimmie Lunceford and Frank [-] [30:03]; African American football players on East-West Game and Kenny Washington [31:32]; Snubbed by University of California coming out of high school [33:08]; Cactus Jack Curtis and recruiting African American football players at Stanford University [34:17]; Wally Gordon [35:51]; Football players John Molden [?] and Coleman ‘Smoke’ Francis [36:30]; Lack of African American football players at Bay Area colleges [37:28]; Invitation to play football from University of Washington [38:43]; Few opportunities for African American basketball players in 1930s, coaches preference for white players [39:18]; Basketball league and games between Alpha and Omegas at the Armory [41:20]; Basketball and football roughest sports [43:00] Side B African Americans acceptance in track and field [00:00]; Discredited racial theories why African Americans excel in high jump event [00:42]; Exceling at sprints [01:38]; African runners competing in long distance running [02:02]; Discrimination against African Americans at Olympic Club in San Francisco [03:30]; African American athletes avoiding University of California [04:10]; African American exceling at Oakland city track meet [04:30]; Archie Williams [05:30]; Celebration for Archie Williams returning from 1936 Olympics [06:45]; Few African American jockeys in horseracing [07:52]; Ken North working with C.S. Howard’s horse Seabiscuit,[08:48]; Oscar Otis and Walter McMorris [09:42]; African American horse trainers [10:31]; African American jockey at Golden Gate Fields [12:26]; African Americans in ice hockey [12:54]
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Ruth Beckford Papers