PRETEND THE BALL IS NAMED JIM CROW
Author ORCID Identifier
Year of Publication
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
Arts and Sciences
Frank X. Walker
The poems that form this collection titled, Pretend the Ball is Named Jim Crow, are written in the persona of Negro League Baseball’s Josh Gibson (1911-1947) and those closest to him. Gibson is credited with hitting over 800 home runs in his career and was the first Negro League Baseball Player to be inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame without ever playing an inning of Major League Baseball.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Hairston, Dorian, "PRETEND THE BALL IS NAMED JIM CROW" (2018). Theses and Dissertations--English. 78.