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Ban of black golf players broken for the first time...



Item # 588696

January 18, 1952

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 18, 1952

* PGA Professional Golfers Association
* Ban of black players broken for the 1st time


This 40 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 36: "Kroll Shatters Course Standard at San Diego" and "Fire Seven-Under 65 for Three-Stroke Lead; Louis Becomes First Negro to Play in PGA Event"

This was the official report on allowing Negroes to participate in the PGA. The following tournament in Phoenix AZ allowed a African American by the name of Charlie Sifford to try to qualify for the PGA event.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Rag edition in very nice condition.Good condition.

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Category: The 20th Century

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