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657752

First mention of Jackie Robinson in 1939...

Item #657752

October 29, 1939

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, section 2 (sports) only, Oct. 29, 1939



* Jackie Robinson 1st mention

* UCLA Bruins college football

* 1st Negro in MLB baseball fame



This is a significant issue for any Jackie Robinson collector, as this is the very first mention of him in the prestigious Chicago Daily Tribune. The report is actually of a U.C.L.A. football game as he was a multi-sport standout.



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656865

1940 attempt to overthrow the U.S. government fails...

Item #656865

January 15, 1940

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, Jan. 15, 1940



* Terrorist plot to overthrow the United States government

* Dramatic headline... weapons seized

* The radical group: "The Christian Front"




The front page has a 3-line banner heading: "It Didn't Happen Here! G-MEN BLAST REVOLT PLOT!," with subheads: "A Conspiracy Fails," "12 Congressmen 'Marked for Death'... See More  

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651779

Booker T. Washington... First African-American on a stamp...

Item #651779

April 08, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 8, 1940



* Booker T. Washington

* First African-American on a  postage stamp

* Philatelic, stamp collecting interest




Page 21 has a report announcing what would be the first African-American to appear on a United States postage stamp, the article is headed: "Farley Sells First. B. T. Washington Stamp And Lauds 'Negro Moses' at Tuskegee." (see)... See More  

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590509

Henry O. Flipper death...

Item #590509

May 05, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 5, 1940



* Henry Ossian Flipper death

* Former slave

* 1st black West Point graduate




This 70+ page Sunday newspaper has one column headlines on page 52: "EX-SLAVE, GRADUATE OF WEST POINT, DIES"

"Henry O. Flipper, 84, Was First Negro at the Academy". 1st report coverage on the death of the first African American to graduate from West Po... See More  

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629843

Austin Callaway lynching... The Blitz...

Item #629843

September 09, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 9, 1940 



* Austin Callaway, LaGrange, Georgia lynching  

* The Blitz (1st Phase) (early report) 

* Germany bombs London England
 



The front page has a nice banner headline: "MIGHTY NAZI AIR FLEETS AGAIN BOMB LONDON; DOCKS AND PLANTS HIT, FIRES RAGE, 400 DEAD; GOERING DIRECTING 'NEW PHASE OF THE WAR'" with subheads. (see) L... See More  

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661000

Debut of Sugar Ray Robinson...

Item #661000

October 05, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, October 5, 1940



* Sugar Ray Robinson's debut pro fight

* Madison Square Garden



This 30 page newspaper has a historic report in boxing on page 10. A night of boxing was held at Madison Square Garden which involved various fights including the main event at the end as usual which was a title fight.



One column headlines on page 10 include: "ARMSTR... See More  

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661458

"Cabin in the Sky" premiere review....

Item #661458

October 26, 1940

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 26, 1940



* Cabin in the Sky 1st review

* Broadway musical w/ Ethel Waters




This 36 page newspaper has the very 1st review of the all black cast Broadway musical "Cabin in the Sky"

Page 19 has a heading: "Ethel Waters Heads Players of 'Cabin in the Sky,' a Musical Fantasy With a Negro Cast" with photo of Waters and list of cast (see ima... See More  

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662559

A newspaper for the African-American community...

Item #662559

January 11, 1941

THE AFRO-AMERICAN, Baltimore, Jan. 11, 1941  Rather rare that we receive issues of this newspaper published for the African-American community in the Baltimore vicinity.

As would be expected, the vast majority of the content is focused on African-American achievements, news, and day-to-day news items.

Complete in 24 pages, formatted much like all newspapers of the era. Good condition.... See More  

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662981

A newspaper for the African-American community...

Item #662981

January 11, 1941

THE GAZETTE, Cleveland, Ohio, July 3, 1941  Rather rare that we receive issues of newspapers published for the African-American community in the Cleveland vicinity. Near the top of page 2 is: "The Gazette is the oldest, and has the largest bona fide circulation, double that of any newspaper i the interest of Afro-Americans, published in the state of Ohio...".

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569590

Cleo Wright lynching...

Item #569590

January 26, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, January 26, 1942



* Cleo Wright, Sikeston, Missouri lynching


* Great World War II coverage



This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 17: "NEGRO IS LYNCHED BY MISSOURI CROWD" and "Suspected of Attempting Attack on White Woman, He is Seized in Invasion of Jail".



Tells of the lynching of negro Cleo Wright in Sikeston, Missouri.

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545946
Item #545946

May 10, 1942

PM SUNDAY, New York, N.Y., dated May 10, 1942.



Headlines on the frontpage read "What's Coming? - An Answer by Vice President Wallace" "Our Sea Attack Will Continue - Gen. Mac Arthur" "Jean Muir Demands Fair Deal For Negro Themes in Movies". The paper features other war news and stories of the day.



This is a complete issue in two-sections and is in nice conditi... See More  

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569594

Willie Vinson lynching...

Item #569594

July 13, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 13, 1942.



* Willie Vinson, Texarkana TX lynching


* Great World War II coverage



This 30 page newspaper has a very small and discrete report on page 17 under:



* LYNCHIN RECORD BETTER



Tells of the lynching of negro Willie Vinson in Texarkana, Texas.



Other news of the day throughout including much on World War II.



Light browning, otherwise in good condition... See More  

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569592

Charlie Lang and Ernest Green double-lynching...

Item #569592

October 13, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, October 13, 1942  This 40 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 25: "2 Negro Boys Lynched" "Victims, 14, Accused of Attacking Girl, Hanged in Mississippi".



Tells of the lynching of two negro boys in Shubuta, Mississippi which is near Meridian.



Other news of the day throughout including much on World War II. Light browning, othe... See More  

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629063

Howard Wash lynching... Laurel, Mississippi....

Item #629063

October 18, 1942

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 18, 1942 



* Howard Wash, Laurel, Mississippi lynching 

* Great World War II coverage 



Page 49 has one column headings that include: "MISSISSIPPI MOB LYNCHES A SLAYER" "Overpowers Sheriff and Takes Negro Convicted Friday to Bridge on Victim's Farm" and more. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of negro Howard Wash in... See More  

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553138

Death of George Washington Carver...

Item #553138

January 06, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 6, 1943



* Death of Dr. George Washington Carver



This 42 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 25 that include: "DR. CARVER IS DEAD; NEGRO SCIENTIST", "Son of Slave Parents Who Made Experiments as Member of Tuskegee Faculty" and more. Included is a one column photo of him.

Slightly browned with minor margin wear, otherwise in nice co... See More  

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658436

George Washington Carver death in 1943...

Item #658436

January 06, 1943

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, January 6, 1943



* Dr. George Washington Carver death

* Black scientist & educator

* Born into slavery




The top of page 19 has a one column heading: "CARVER, SLAVE WHO BECAME A SCIENTIST, DIES" with subhead and small photo of Carver. First report coverage on the death of George Washington Carver.

Complete with all 30 pages, light toning at the margins, s... See More  

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621748

Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake Lamotta...

Item #621748

February 06, 1943

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, February 6, 1943



* Sugar Ray Robinson vs. Jake Lamotta

* 2nd fight - Robinson's 1st ever loss

* Boxing - Boxers




This 22 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 9: "ROBINSON WIN STRING BROKEN" and "La Motta Floors Negro as He Takes Decision". This was the famous second fight in which LaMotta beat Robinson.

Other news, sports... See More  

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648587

Rare baseball Negro League reporting....

Item #648587

May 17, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 17, 1943



* New York Black Yankees vs. Cubans

* Rare Negro League baseball reporting




The sport's section (page 19) has one column headings: "CUBANS TURN BACK BLACK YANKEES, 10-2" "Capture Negro League Opener, Then Battle to 5-5 Tie" See photos for text and score graph here. Uncommon to find reporting on the less popular Negro Leagues durin... See More  

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561570

Beaumont, Texas race riot...

Item #561570

June 16, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, June 16, 1943



* Beaumont, Texas race riot




This 42 page newspaper has two column headlines on the back page (page 42): "Texas City Under Martial Law As Races Clash in Beaumont Riots" and "Negro's Attack on Woman Starts Violence in Which White Man Is Killed and Work at Shipyard Halted".



Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, other... See More  

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651414

Willie Vinson lynching... Racial riots occuring in Beaumont, Texas...

Item #651414

June 17, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, June 17, 1943



* Beaumont, Texas racial riots

* Marianna, Florida negro lynching




The back page has two column headings: "Texas City Under Martial Law As Races Clash in Beaumont Riots" "Negro's Attack on Woman Starts Violence in Which White Man Is Killed and Work at Shipyard Halted"

Also a small one column heading: "Florida Prisoner... See More  

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581085

Detroit race riots....

Item #581085

June 22, 1943

WILMINGTON MORNING STAR, Wilmington, North Carolina, June 22, 1943  This 10 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page: "DETROIT PLACED UNDER ARMY LAW" with subhead. (see)



Other news, sports and advertisements of the day with much on World War II. Light browning, little margin wear, otherwise in good condition.



wikipedia notes: The Detroit Race Riot broke out i... See More  

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553785

Jazz Pianist Thomas Fats Waller Death In 1943...

Item #553785

December 16, 1943

NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, December 16, 1943

 

* Jazz Pianist

* Thomas 'Fats' Waller death




This 48 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 27: "T. W. (FATS) WALLER PIANIST, COMPOSER", "Noted Negro Artist of Stage, Screen and Radio Dies on Train at Age 39'.



Includes a one column photo of Waller. Other news of the day throughout.



Ink is very lite in the
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659615

Jazz Pianist Thomas "Fats" Waller Death...

Item #659615

December 16, 1943

NEW YORK TIMES, December 16, 1943

 

* American jazz pianist & composer

* Thomas Wright "Fats" Waller death




Page 27 has one column headings: "T. W. (FATS) WALLER PIANIST, COMPOSER" "Noted Negro Artist of Stage, Screen and Radio Dies on Train at Age 39" with one column photo of Waller. (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported i
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546577
Item #546577

January 20, 1944

PM DAILY, New York, N.Y., dated January 20. 1944.



Headlines on the frontpage read "Answering Stimson oOn Labor and the War" "Russians Blast - Nazis at Leningrad & 'Appeasers' in U.S., Britain" "Higher Food Prices" "Bolivian Riddle" "The Negro Seeks Equality - A Tale of Four Cities". The paper features other war news and stories of the day.... See More  

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547027

Charlie Chaplin...

Item #547027

February 15, 1944

PM DAILY, New York, N.Y., dated February 15, 1944.



Headlines on the frontpage read "Poles Backing Down Before Soviet" "Hearst Cries Out For Disunity" "Negro Fliers Helped Hold Bridgehead Below Rome" "lewis' Stooge Tells GOP Lewis Can Be Had". The paper features other war news and stories of the day.



This also features an article on Charlie Chaplin be... See More  

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639505

Major Jimmy Stewart, pilot in World War II...

Item #639505

April 14, 1944

NEW YORK TIMES, April 14, 1944 



* Jimmy Stewart as a World War II pilot

* American Hollywood movie actor




Page 3 has a small, rather inconspicuous report of famed actor Jimmy Steward  co-piloting a Liberator plane over Germany. Headed: "Stewart Co-Pilot in New Attack" it includes: "Maj. Jimmy Stewart, former film star, led one group of Liberators over Oberpfaffenhof... See More  

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640674

United Negro College Fund founded....

Item #640674

May 01, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 1, 1944



* UNCF founded

* United Negro College Fund starts




Page 17 has brief, discrete but eventful article with one column headings: "Drive To Open Wednesday" "United Negro College Fund Seeks to Raise $1,500,000" See image for text here.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, rag edition, light staining on front p... See More  

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653747

Jewish Holocaust... Nazi atrocities... Cold-blooded murder...

Item #653747

June 04, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 4, 1944  Page 6 has one column headlines: "POLE SAYS NAZIS PLAN SLAVE TOWN," "Reports 75,000-Acre Plot in Poland Even Contains Permanent Factories".

Page 4 has a one column headline: "Senators Appeal on Hungary's Jews" with subhead:"Foreign Relations Committee Pleads with People to Stop 'Cold-Blooded Murder' ".... See More  

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571403

Stockton, Georgia train collision...

Item #571403

August 06, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 6, 1944 



* Stockton, Georgia 

* Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 

* Trains collision
 



This 60+ page newspaper has a somewhat discrete one column headline on page 32: "45 NEGROES KILLED IN SOUTHERN WRECK".



Tells of the Stockton, Georgia train collision that killed many Negro railroad laborers.



Other news of the day throug... See More  

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590419

Train collision in Stockton, Georgia...

Item #590419

August 06, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 6, 1944 



* Stockton, Georgia 

* Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 

* Trains collision
 



This 60+ page newspaper has a somewhat discrete one column headline on page 32: "45 NEGROES KILLED IN SOUTHERN WRECK". 1st report coverage on the Stockton, Georgia train collision that killed many Negro railroad laborers.



Other news, sport... See More  

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628347

James T. Scales lynching... Pikeville, TN...

Item #628347

November 24, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, November 24, 1944 



* James T. Scales, Pikeville, Tennessee lynching 

* Great World War II coverage 



The back page has one column headings: "YOUTH IS LYNCHED AT A REFORMATORY" "Negro Taken From Tennessee Jail and Shot After Warden's Daughter Is Slain" (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Negro teen James T. Scale... See More  

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658734

Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier in 1946...

Item #658734

March 18, 1946

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 18, 1946 



* Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier

* Organized professional baseball 1st Negro




Although Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play a major league game in 1947, he had already broken another significant color barrier the year prior as a member of the Montreal Royals, the AAA farm team of the Dodgers. As noted in Wikipedia: &quo... See More  

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660082

The Jackie Robinson of the NFL signs....

Item #660082

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, sp... See More  

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595296

Jackie Robinson baseball debut...

Item #595296

April 19, 1946

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, April 19, 1946 



* Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier 

* Baseball debut (1st report)
 



Page 12 has a small one column headline: "Robinson Has Field Day In Making Debut"



See photo for brief but historic coverage on Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier. A historic report in both baseball and black americana.



Ot... See More  

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580786

Boxer Jack Johnson Death...

Item #580786

June 11, 1946

EVENING CHRONICLE, Allentown, Pennsylvania, June 11, 1946 



* Heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson... 

* Death report...  1st report... 




This 24 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 16: "Jack Johnson, First Negro Heavy Champ, Killed in Auto Crash" (see photos for text here).



Other news of the day including period advertising. This issue has small bind... See More  

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659872

Negro boxer Jack Johnson Death...

Item #659872

June 11, 1946

NEW YORK TIMES, June 11, 1946 



* Heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson... 

* Death report...  1st report... 




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading that announces: "Jack Johnson Dies in Auto Crash; Ex-Heavyweight Champion Was 68" Quite a detailed report concluding on the back page with photo of Johnson.

Other news, sports and advertisements of th... See More  

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578257

Ernest Thomas lynchings...

Item #578257

July 26, 1946

THE DETROIT NEWS, Michigan, July 26, 1946



* Roger Malcolm & George Dorsey with wives

* Monroe, Georgia negro massacre




This 36 page newspaper has one column headlines page 25: "Mob Slays 4 Negroes" and "Victims Are Waylaid at Bridge in Georgia" which tells of the murder lynchings of 4 Negroes in Monroe, Georgia.



Other news of the day. This rag edition is in very n... See More  

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584716

Monroe GA lynchings...

Item #584716

July 27, 1946

THE TOPEKA DAILY CAPITAL, Topeka, Kansas, July 27, 1946.



* Roger Malcolm & George Dorsey w/ wives

* Monroe GA Georgia negro massacre (1st report)




This 12 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "Mob of White Men Slaughter Four Negroes", "Two Women Victims; Georgia Lynching Follows Stabbing". 1st report coverage of the murder lynchings of four Negr... See More  

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569665

Pickens, North Carolina Negro lynching...

Item #569665

February 18, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, February 18, 1947 



* Willie Earle, Pickens NC lynching 



This 52 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 9: "PRISONER LYNCHED IN SOUTH CAROLINA" "Taken From Jail by 25 Armed Men, He is Stabbed and Shot and Body Left by Roadside" and more. (see)



Tells of the lynching of negro Willie Earle in Pickens, North Carolina.



Oth... See More  

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658333

1947 Greenville, South Carolina Negro lynching...

Item #658333

February 18, 1947

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, Feb. 18, 1947



* Lynching of Willie Earle

* Greenville, South Carolina




The top of page 16 has a one column heading: "UNMASKED MOB LYNCHES  NEGRO HOLDUP SUSPECT" with subhead and small related map. (see) First report coverage on the lynching of Willie Earle at Greenville, South Carolina.

Complete with all 38 pages, light toning at the margins, small libr... See More  

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671919

Jackie Robinson's first Major League game...

Item #671919

April 12, 1947

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts,  April 12, 1947  Page 5 has a report headed: "Robinson Drives In Three Runs, But Is Hitless" which begins: "Jackie Robinson's debut in a major league uniform wasn't as suspicious as his initial appearance in organized baseball last year but the negro infielder of the Brooklyn Dodgers handled himself as well as could be expected...... See More  

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646108

Jackie Robinson's first regular-season game... Auschwitz commander hung...

Item #646108

April 16, 1947

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, April 16, 1947 



* Jackie Robinson breaks racial barrier

* 1st regular season baseball game


* Texas City disaster (1st report)



Page 7 has the historic report of Jackie Robinson's first Major League regular season game. The brief note includes: "Jackie Robinson, Brooklyn's Negro first baseman, and the first of his race to
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666076

Jackie Robinson' & Hank Greenberg debut in the Major Leagues...

Item #666076

April 16, 1947

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 16, 1947 



* Jackie Robinson breaks the color barrier



The sports page has a report on the Jackie Robinson's debut in the Major League regular season. He had made a public debut game on April 11th, however that was a pre-season game.

The top of page 33 has a one column heading: "ROBINSON FAILS AT PLATE, BUT DODGERS WIN, 5-3" with subhead: "... See More  

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658902

Jackie Robinson gets 1st hit in MLB...

Item #658902

April 18, 1947

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, April 18, 1947



* Jackie Robinson gets 1st hit in MLB

* 1st Negro baseball player


* Texas City explosion disaster



Page 29 has a one column heading: "Rookie Helps Dodgers Cuff Braves, 12-6" with box scores. Text includes: "Infielder Jackie Robinson collected his first safety in a National league game..." (see) This was Robinson's first ever... See More  

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651803

Jackie Robinson's 1st MLB home run...

Item #651803

April 19, 1947

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., April 19. 1947



* Jackie Robinson's 1st home run

* 1st Negro in Major league baseball

* Brooklyn Dodgers "The Bums"




The sport's section (page 14) has a one column heading: "Giants Hot Six Homers, Win 10-4" Text includes: "....Negro Infielder Jackie Robinson of the Brooks hit a homer for the Dodgers..." This was in fact Robi... See More  

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648356

Jackie Robinson receives hate mail....

Item #648356

May 10, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 10, 1947



* Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers

* 1st Negro MLB baseball player




The sport's section (page 16) has one column headings: "ROBINSON REVEALS WRITTEN THREATS" Dodgers' Negro Star Told in Anonymous Letters to 'Get Out of Baseball'" See images for text here. This event was mentioned in the blockbuster movie "42". Always... See More  

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568969

Willard Brown 1st black AL homerun.

Item #568969

August 14, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 14, 1947 This 48 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 30: "BROWNS DOWN TIGERS AFTER 7-1 SETBACK" with box scores. (see)



Tells of negro player Willard Brown becoming the first black player to hit a home run in the American League. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.



Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise in goo... See More  

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569380

Willard Brown 1st black American League Home Run...

Item #569380

August 14, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 14, 1947  This 48 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 30: "BROWNS DOWN TIGERS AFTER 7-1 SETBACK" with box scores. (see)



Tells of negro player Willard Brown becoming the first black player to hit a home run in the American League. Nice to have in this famous NYC title.



Other news of the day throughout. Light browning, otherwise ... See More  

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548628

Dan Bankhead: first Negro Major League pitcher...

Item #548628

August 27, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, August 27, 1947  This 46 page newspaper has a five column headline on page 27: "Pirates Rout Dodgers on 20-Hit Attack," with subheads that includes: "Bankhead Hits Home Run" "But Negro Pitcher Is Routed With Gregg--Ostermueller Triumphs on Mound," and more with related photos, one showing Bankhead crossing home plate after home run. Box scores... See More  

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601852

First World Series to include African American comes to close...

New York Yankees Win World Series...

Item #601852

October 07, 1947

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE-TIMES, Pennsylvania, October 7, 1947 



* New York Yankees Win World Series

* First World Series to include an African American

* Jackie Robinson - Brooklyn Dodgers




The sport's section (page 14) has a six column headline:



"N.Y. Pitching, Hitting, Deciding Factor"



with subheads, related photo and box scores. This was the first World Series to incl... See More  

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