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Bobby Grier breaks Sugar Bowl color barrier...
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December 3, 1956
THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Dec. 3, 1956
* Bobby Grier breaks color barrier
* 1956 Sugar Bowl classic
* Georgia Tech vs. Pitt
The top of page 23 has a two column heading: "Tainted Tech Tally Beats Pitt Team, 7-0" with subhead and lineups. (see) Other major bowl games reported as well.
Complete with all 28 pages, light toning at the margins,
wikiedpia notes: Bobby Grier was the first African American football player to break the color barrier of the United States collegiate Sugar Bowl game, in 1956, which is held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Particularly in the deep South, the mid-1950s was a period of strident racial segregation for sports, as well as other areas of life. At the time, Grier's participation as a fullback and linebacker against a segregated all-white team on such a prestigious "stage" was a tremendously significant event.
Category: The 20th Century