Category Archives: Sports

March Madness

Whew! Things have been busy around here.  Several new digital collections are in the works and will be coming to you soon, thanks to our new volunteers and interns: Candice Joyner, Chris Montoya, Della Hebert, Elizabeth Levkoff and Sarah Fesmire.

In the meantime, since it’s the beginning of March Madness, it seems appropriate to share a little bit of Memphis basketball history.  Meet the Sacred Heart basketball team, city champions from 1936 to 1939:Sacred_Heart


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Did You Know?

Did you know that the Birmingham Black Barons, a Negro League baseball team, was owned by Memphian T.H. Hayes?

Willie Mays and “Satchel” Paige played for the team in their early years, and we’ve got the pictures and contracts to prove it.  Come on by if you’d like to look at more!

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