Creating Fiction from History: 4/6/2022


The following is part two of the A.B. Paxton story from the February 23rd edition of The Ledger.

I was born Eliza Jane Whitfirth in the early morning hours of April 1st, in the Year of our Lord, 1887. My parents were James and Eliza.

James was Mulatto and played baseball for Louisville Fall City, one of several teams in the League of Colored Baseball Clubs. My mother was the youngest daughter of one of the oldest families in Kentucky. Of course, they were thoroughbreds (horses).

When Eliza met James, he being Colored and she being not only White, but a member of one of the most affluent f...

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