In the segregated South of the 1950s, the black kids had their own baseball league.  This photo features the 1956 All-Star Champions from Summerville.

1956 all-stars

Front row (L-R) Tyrone Johnson, Johnny Price, Coach Louie Evans, unidentified, Hoyt Bailey, Craig Finley, and unidentified.

The two people between rows are Mose Adams and Coach Lee Forest Mosteller.

Back row (L-R) Johnny Farmer, Johnny Loveless, unidentified, unidentified, Hardy Perry, unidentified, and Lamar Adams.

If you can identify any of the unknown folks, please contact me and I'll update the caption.

Thanks to Ms. Clemmie Black for providing the photograph.

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