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The Jackie Robinson of the NFL signs....



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March 22, 1946

THE DETROIT NEWS, March 22, 1946

* Kenny Washington breaks the color barrier
* NFL football signs it's 1st African American player
* Los Angeles Rams (St. Louis)


The front page of the sport's section has a one column photo with small heading: "Signed by Rams" (see) The next page has a one column heading: "Rams Sign Negro Star" with subhead. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 44 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: Kenneth S. Washington (August 31, 1918 – June 24, 1971) was a professional football player who was the first African-American to sign a contract with a National Football League team in the modern (post-World War II) era.

Category: The 20th Century

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