The Negro Southern League was created in 1920 by a group of African-American businessmen and baseball enthusiasts. From 1920 until its demise in 1951, the Negro Southern League served as a feeder route for many great black baseball players to go on to the Negro American League and Negro National League. The league was formed in a meeting...

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Black Barons

The Birmingham Black Barons were organized in 1920 as the Birmingham Stars, one of the first eight teams of the Negro Southern League. That same year, Rube Foster organized the Negro National League. Frank Perdue paid $200...


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120 16th Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Phone: (205) 581-3040

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We're Temporarily Closed

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the NSLM will be closed Friday, November 20 and Saturday, November 21.  We will reopen to the public on Tuesday, November 24 at 10am.  Guests will be received on a first-come, first-served basis with preference given to those that schedule their visit in advance.

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