Robert "Cotton" Williams

This biography is included in the book The Newark Eagles…

Samuel Williams

Sam Williams was born in a small, poor town in segregated Alabama,…

Artie Wilson

Artie Wilson’s career makes just the barest impression in the…

Jud Wilson

Jud Wilson was one of the greatest hitters in the history of…

John Wright

John Wright was the “owner of a blazing fast ball and a sharp-breaking…
Frank "Fay" Young at the Chicago Defender office, 1942. Photo by Jack Delano, courtesy of the International Center of Photography. (USED BY PERMISSION)

Fay Young

Frank Albert “Fay” Young was one of the most influential…

Jim Zapp

Jim "Zipper" Zapp played a big role in getting the Birmingham…