Peyton Humphrey headshot

Peyton Humphrey

Venable Elementary School, Johnson Elementary School, Lane High School

Norton had two Black players on their team.  Charlottesville — Little Leagues were segregated — there was a Jackie Robinson league in town but it was not part of Little League.  So what happened was Charlottesville found out that there were two Black players on the Norton team and said, “They can’t come to Charlottesville to play because it’s against the law.”  And they checked — according to articles that I’ve got — they checked with Little League — the headquarters — they said no, we can’t do that in Charlottesville.