Thank You!

We could not have done this project without the help of the many wonderful people who shared their stories with us. In January, the Magic City welcomed us with the first sunshine we had seen in months. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to these wonderful residents of the Birmingham area:

Alexander Ashley

David Brewer

Llewellyn Cooper

Faye Davis

Joe Dickson

Al Dixon
Mrs. Drake at Parker

Donnie Harris

Lola Hendrix

Estelle Howard

Bob Hunter

Horace Huntley
Virgil Pearson

Juanita Lenyard

Damien Littlejohn

Beverly Minor

Claire Mitchell

Quitman Mitchell

Rick Owens
Terry Pryor

Dean Ray

Lola Robinson

Fred Shepard

Henry Slagle, Jr.

Lelar Spears

Two months later, we enjoyed the sights, sounds, and delicious tastes of Pittsburgh. We offer our thanks to the fine individuals in the Steel City who aided our research:

Shirley Anderson

Frank Boland

Frank Bolden

Tony Buba

Rod Doss

Angela Ford
Josh Gibson Jr.

Larry Glasco

Ray Henderson

Sarah Johnson

Mr. Mikell

Oliver Montgomery
Frank Page

Mary H. Page

Willie Pope

Connie Portis

Rob Ruck

Harold Tinker

In addition, we would like to thank:

Jean Demaree

Dennis C. Dickerson

Richard Herndon
The 4th Avenue District Historical Society

The Birmingham Public Library Archives

The Kiwanis Lodges of Birmingham and Pittsburgh

and of course, a big thank you to our technical genius. . .

Sam Ottenhoff!