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1st African American plays Masters....

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April 11, 1975

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 11, 1975

* Lee Elder breaks the color barrier
* 1st African American in Masters (day 1)
* PGA Professional Gold Accociation

The sport's section has an historic African American item in the sport of professional golf.
Page 37 has a five column headline: "Nichols Shoots 67 for Lead in Masters; Nicklaus at 68, Palmer 69, Elder 74" with subhead an two related photos, one showing Lee Elder. (see) Text includes: "Today's round was distinguished by the fact that for the first time since the Masters began in 1934, there was a black player, Lee Elder, in the field of 76"
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 60 pages, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century

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