The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings
By: William Brashler
Ask someone either at home or at work, "How are you doing today?" Several replies will be forthcoming. Some respond "Ok", "Fine" or "Surviving".
As long as Sallie Potter's Louisville Ebony Aces were playing ball in the Negro League circuit, times and surviving were good. A steady salary, Potter's bus, driven by Potter, with reclining seats, which carried the team from one scheduled game
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on the road back to Kansas City.
The All-Stars played A. C. Franklin's team, The Monarchs, in Kansas City. When former owner Sallie Potter arrived, the All-Stars honed their survival ability and with good reason. Even one of their own race tried destroy them one by one.
Survival is not easy. It becomes a way of life.
Brashler, William. The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings. Urbana and Chicago:
University of Illinois Press, 1973