Frank Adams Jr

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Frank E. Adams Jr (born 1972 in Birmingham) is deputy director of the Negro Southern League Museum and former president of the A. G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club.

Adams was the son of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Frank Adams Sr and his wife, Doris, a teacher and singer. He grew up in the Bush Hills neighborhood and attended Woodrow Wilson Elementary School. He joined the A. G. Gaston Boys Club in 1983.

Adams graduated from the Alabama School of Fine Arts in 1990. He studied clarinet at Boston University, and completed an undergraduate degree in arts management and performance and a master's in fine arts there.

Adams began his career as a planner for the UAB Health System, later moving to Brookwood Medical Center as a governmental relations specialist. In 1999 he was appointed to fill the Birmingham City Council District 8 seat left vacant when Bernard Kincaid was elected Mayor. He campaigned to keep the seat in the 2000 Birmingham City Council special election, but lost to Lee Loder.

Adams joined the staff of Congressman Artur Davis as a health care specialist and was promoted to district director and chief of staff. He continued to work as a health care policy consultant after Davis resigned his seat in 2011.

Adams was appointed director of the Gaston Clubs in 2012. He was removed from that position by the group's board of directors in November 2021. In September 2022 Adams was hired as deputy director of the Negro Southern League Museum.


  • Mosnier, Joseph (June 16, 2005) "Interview with Frank E. Adams Jr" Southern Oral History Program No. U-0266. University of North Carolina
  • Debro, Anita (February 7, 2012) "A homegrown voice for A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club." The Birmingham News
  • Turner, Nathan Jr (August 3, 2017) "Frank Adams Jr. went from shy student to CEO of Gaston Boys & Girls Club." The Birmingham Times
  • "Longtime CEO Frank E. Adams Jr. No Longer With A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club Inc." (November 13, 2021) The Birmingham Times
  • Pike, Harrison (September 15, 2022) "Negro Southern League Museum names new deputy director." Birmingham Business Journal