The Negro Southern League Museum (NSLM) is located in the heart of Birmingham's Parkside District. The museum tells the story of African-American baseball from a local perspective. Birmingham is proud to boast its rich heritage, honor the players of the Negro Leagues, and display the artifacts that not only changed the way Birmingham residents enjoyed the game of baseball, but influenced the way we see the game today.
With over 8,000 square feet of exhibit space, the Negro Southern League Museum showcases the largest collection of original Negro League artifacts in the United States. Guests of the museum enjoy a self-guided tour that begins with the origins of the Negro Leagues, moving towards integration, and the impact of the Civil Rights movement on baseball, to what we see today.
NSLM is proud to have Dr. Layton Revel, founder and executive director for the Center for Negro League Baseball Research, serve as its resident historian and curator. Dr. Revel is considered one of the leading authorities on Negro League baseball in the United States. Dr. Layton's expertise, coupled with a full-time research team dedicated to the preservation of African-American baseball in America, makes NSLM one of the premier baseball museums in the country.
So come out and enjoy the Negro Southern League Museum. Whether you are a novice or a baseball enthusiast, NSLM has something for you!