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562889

Satchel Paige Appearance in Major Leagues...

Item #562889

July 10, 1948

FITCHBURG SENTIENL, from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, dated July 10, 1948



* Satchel Paige make MLB baseball debut

* Negro star at 42 years old

* Cleveland Indians




This 12 page newspaper has a one column headline on page 8:



* A's Still Dog Indians At AL Halfway Mark



This was Satchel Paige's very 1st appearance in the Major Leagues. (age 42)



Other news of the day throughout. Light bro... See More  

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562734

Henry A. Wallace wins nomination....

Item #562734

July 24, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, July 24, 1948



* Henry A. Wallace wins nomination

* Progressive Party candidate




This 28 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page that include: "'Wallace or War' Keynotes Progressive Party Conclave" and more with related photo. More related material on page 6.



Tells of the nomination of Henry A. Wallace for the Progressive Party ... See More  

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671269

Satchel Paige makes his 1st MLB start.....

Item #671269

August 04, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES,  August 4, 1948 



* Satchel Paige makes 1st MLB baseball start

* Negro star at 42 years old - Cleveland Indians




The sport's section (page 26) has a three column heading: "Indians Win and Lead League" with subheads: "PAIGE AS STARTER GETS FIRST VICTORY" "Gives 7 Hits Before Retiring for Pinch Hitter in 7th--Indians Top Senators, 5-3&q... See More  

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581146

Flight 421 airplane disaster... Jackie Robinson hits for the cycle...

Item #581146

August 30, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 30, 1948 



* Northwest Airlines Flight 421 disaster 

* Winona, Minnesota 

* Jackie Robinson hits for the cycle
 



This 36 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page that include: "Plane Crashes in Midwest; All 36 on Board Are Killed" and more. (see) Report continues on page 8 with related map. This tells of Nort... See More  

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669992

Larry Doby becomes 1st Negro to hit a HR in World Series history...

Item #669992

October 10, 1948

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, October 10, 1948



* Larry Doby becomes 1st African American

* Home run in World Series history w/ photos

* Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Braves




The front page of the sport's section (inside) has a banner headline: "Gromek's Seven-Hitter Beats Sain, 2-1" with subheads, box scores and five related photos, one showing Larry Doby crossing home plate afte... See More  

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570853

Calif Hill lynching...

Item #570853

May 31, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, May 31, 1949  This 42 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Negro Taken From Jail and Slain After Georgia Arrest for Fighting".



Tells of the lynching of negro Calif Hill in Irwinton, Georgia.



Other news of the day throughout including much reporting on the 1949 Indianapolis 500 on page 29



Rag edition in great condition.... See More  

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570136

Ernest Thomas lynching...

Item #570136

July 27, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, July 27, 1949



* Ernest Thomas, Perry, Florida lynching




This 48 page newspaper has one column headlines on the back page (Pg. 48): "POSSE KILLS NEGRO FLORIDA FUGITIVE" and "He Was Hunted in Groveland Rape Case--Alabama Will Reopen Terror Inquiry". Tells of the lynching of negro Ernest Thomas in Perry, Florida.



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564499

Peekskill New York riots....

Item #564499

August 28, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, August 28, 1949



* Peekskill New York riots

* Paul Robeson




This 80+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page:



* ROBESON CONCERT BALKED BY MELEE

* Hundreds in Fight at Park Near Peekskill After Veterans' Parade--Nine Injured



Tells of the protests of the citizens of Peekskill NY regarding the upcoming appearance of negro singer Paul Ro... See More  

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668715

Jackie Robinson's 1st MVP award....

Item #668715

November 19, 1949

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Mass., November 19, 1949 



* Negro star Jackie Robinson

* NL baseball MVP award (1st report)

* 1st Negro to win - Brooklyn Dodgers




Page 11 has a one column heading: "Robinson Is Voted Most Valuable" (see) First report coverage on Jackie Robinson winning the NL baseball MVP award, the first black player so honored.

Other news, sports and advertise... See More  

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572954

Bill Veeck sells Cleveland Indians...

Item #572954

November 22, 1949

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, November 22, 1949 



* Bill Veeck sells the Cleveland Indians 

* MLB Baseball 



This 30 page newspaper has a headline above the masthead on the front page: "Hank Greenberg Becomes Indians' General Manager"



Also a banner headline on page 21: "Greenberg Named Boss as Clevelanders Buy Tribe" with subheads and related phot... See More  

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665410

First African-American appellate judge sworn in...

Item #665410

December 02, 1949

THE NEW YORK TIMES, Dec. 2, 1949



* William H. Hastie sworn in

* 1st black United States Appellate Judge




The top of page 22 has a three column photo with heading: "First Negro Sworn In As Circuit Court Of Appeals Judge" with text. (see)

Other news, sports and advertising of the day. Complete in 54 pages, rag edition in great condition.... See More  

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577633

Pearl Bailey Quits...

Item #577633

February 12, 1950

DETROIT NEWS, Detroit, Michigan, February 12, 1950   The frongpage of this issues features a 3 line, 1 col. head: "Pearl Bailey Quits; Blames Race Taunts" and above this head is "Deserts Show". Report describes how Bailey quit a new Broadway show called "Arms and the Girls" because white members of the cast "...needled her with anti-Negro remarks...&quo... See More  

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665398

First African American to serve as governor of the United States Virgin Islands, as a federal judge, and as a federal appellate judge...

Item #665398

July 20, 1950

NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1950  Page 50 has a small and somewhat inconspicuous article headed: "NEGRO JUDGE CONFIRMED" "Senate Unanimously Approves Hastie for Appeals Bench". William Henry Hastie was the first African American to serve as governor of the United States Virgin Islands, as a federal judge, and as a federal appellate judge.

I suspect this is one of the few pub... See More  

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673733

First African American to serve as governor of the United States Virgin Islands, as a federal judge, and as a federal appellate judge...

Item #673733

July 20, 1950

NEW YORK TIMES, July 20, 1950  Page 50 has a small and somewhat inconspicuous article headed: "NEGRO JUDGE CONFIRMED" "Senate Unanimously Approves Hastie for Appeals Bench". William Henry Hastie was the first African American to serve as governor of the United States Virgin Islands, as a federal judge, and as a federal appellate judge.

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565130

Ralph Bunche wins Nobel Peace Prize....

Item #565130

September 23, 1950

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, NY, September 23, 1950



* Ralph Bunche wins Nobel Peace Prize

* 1st negro winner

* Arab-Israeli mediator




This 32 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Bunche of U.N. Is Selected For 1950 Nobel Peace Prize" with subhead: "Palestine Mediator's Award First to Negro...." with photo of Bunche.



Tells of the first negro to... See More  

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573790

Joe Louis... last win by knock-out...

Item #573790

June 16, 1951

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, dated June 16, 1951



* Joe Louis (Brown Bomber) last win by K.O.

* Heavyweight boxing




This 30 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 14: "Joe Louis Stops Lee Savold in Sixth Round of "Battle of the Aged" This would be Louis' last career win by knockout.



Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Minor margin w... See More  

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570072

Harry T. Moore assassination....

Item #570072

December 27, 1951

THE TIMES PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 27, 1951  This 36 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "BLAST TAKES LIFE OF NEGRO LEADER" "NAACP Official Killed as Explosion Rips Home".



This tells of the assassination plot on Civil Rights leader Harry T. Moore in Mims, Florida.



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

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588696

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 o... See More  

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679284

Brown vs. Board of Education - 1st report...

Item #679284

May 18, 1954

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., May 18, 1954.



* Brown vs. Board of Education

* Victory over segregation in the South

* Supreme Court decision (1st report)


Page 7 has a 2 column heading: "Southern, Border States Face Big Problems As Court Rules Out School Segregation", followed by the opening lines, "A momentous Supreme court edict, that segregation of negro and white c
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566733

Elston Howard becomes 1st Black Yankee...

Item #566733

April 15, 1955

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, April 15, 1955



* Elston Howard 1st black starter (1st report)

* New York Yankees

* MLB baseball




This 40 page newspaper has various baseball reports on the opening week of the 1955 season on pages 33 & 34.



Page 34 has historic one column headline that reads: "Howard First Negro To Play for Yanks In Regular Game" which tells of Elston ... See More  

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617765

Sam Jones.... 1st Negro to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball...

Item #617765

May 13, 1955

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, May 13, 1955



* Sam Jones - Chicago Cubs

* 1st Negro to throw a no-hitter in Major League Baseball




The sport's section (page 11) has a two column heading: "HOW IT'S GETTING TO BE IN TOSSING NO-HITTERS IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES" First report coverage on the 1st Negro pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the MLB.

Other news, sports and adver... See More  

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581036

Ernie Banks hits 3 HRs...

Item #581036

August 05, 1955

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, August 5, 1955



* Ernie Banks 3 home runs game

* Chicago Cubs - Mr. Cub




This 14 page newspaper has a two column headline on page 8:  "Cubs' Banks Hits Three Home Runs"



Other news of the day throughout including various advertisements. Paper is in good condition.



wikipedia notes: Ernest "Ernie" Banks (born January 31, 1931 ... See More  

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653030

Emmett Till's murderer's trial... Not Guilty....

Item #653030

September 24, 1955

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, September 24, 1955



* Emmett Louis 'Bobo' Till murderer's trial

* Mississippi Delta

* Not guilty verdict




This 12 page newspaper has a small one column heading at the bottom of the front page: "Two men Acquitted In Mississippi Murder". Unfortunate for such a small report here but still a 1st report on the front page
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659527

Marvin Griffin and the 1956 Sugar Bowl controversy...

Item #659527

December 03, 1955

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Mass., Dec. 3, 1955



* Georgia Governor Marvin Griffin

* Southern Armageddon at Sugar Bowl ?

* Bobby Grier - 1st African American ?




The sport's section (page 33) has a two column heading: "Governor's Bowl Stand Is Opposed by Regents" with subhead and related pictorial. (see)

Complete with all 40 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins, gen... See More  

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559842

Roy Campanella wins MVP for 3rd time...

Item #559842

December 09, 1955

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, December 9, 1955



* Roy Campanella wins MVP for 3rd & final time

* Brooklyn Dodgers - MLB baseball




This 40 page newspaper has two column headlines on page 34: "Campanella Is Named MV for Third Time" and "Brooklyn Catcher Beats Out Duke Snider by Five Votes for 1955 Honor" with one column photo of Campy. (see)



Other news of the ... See More  

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671076

Autherine Lucy becomes 1st black student to enroll at the University of Alabama...

Item #671076

February 06, 1956

DAILY WORKER, New York, February 9, 1956



* University of Alabama breaks the color barrier

* Autherine Lucy becoming 1st black student to enroll




The front page has a nice headline "World Backs Negro Coed, But Ike Just Waits" Also a one column heading: "Alabama U. Editor His Shameful Riot" and photo of Lucy. (see) Coverage on the demonstrations at the University of Alabama... See More  

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668447

Autherine Lucy attends University of Alabama...

Item #668447

February 08, 1956

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, February 8, 1956 



* Autherine Lucy attending University of Alabama 

* 1st African American student at Tuscaloosa, Alabama
 



Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Demands Alabama U. Readmit Negro Girl" Two related photos are on the back page. Coverage on the 1st black student to attend the University of Alabama during the... See More  

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671616

Martin Luther King Jr. & others arrested.......

Item #671616

February 24, 1956

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 24, 1956



* Martin Luther King Jr. arrested

* Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott

* Ralph Abernathy & other key figures




The front page has a one column heading: "ARRESTS CONTINUE IN NEGRO BOYCOTT" with subhead: "24 Ministers Among Those Indicted in Montgomery" (see) Coverage on multiple arrests of several Negroes during the bus boycott in Mon... See More  

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671726

Martin Luther King & the Montgomery bus boycott trial...

Item #671726

March 20, 1956

DAILY WORKER, New York, March 20, 1956  The top of the front page has: "Voids Charge Against 3 of 93 in Alabama Trial" which begins: "The mass trial of Negro bus boycott leaders began today... Alabama judge Eugene Carter dismissed charges against three defendants, but ordered that individual trials against 90 others get underway at once." The article continues: "Thetf... See More  

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677146

Martin Luther King, Jr. found guilty in 1956...

Item #677146

March 23, 1956

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 23, 1956 



* Martin Luther King Jr. found guilty

* Montgomery, Alabama bus boycott

* Pushed into the national spotlight

* From the city of his assassination




The Montgomery bus boycott was probably the first major political and social protest campaign against racial segregation in America, particularly in the South. Martin Luther King Jr. was only 26 years old... See More  

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581308

Althea Gibson... 1st Negro Wimbledon champ...

Item #581308

July 08, 1956

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Massachusetts, July 8, 1956



* Althea Gibson - tennis star

* 1st Negro Wimbledon win (historic)
 



This 50+ page newspaper has a banner headline on the front page of the sport's section (inside): "SHIRLEY FRY CAPTURES WIMBLEDON TITLE" with subheads (see photos).



Of course Fry's win dominated the headlines here because of it being the singles ti... See More  

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659514

Bobby Grier breaks Sugar Bowl color barrier...

Item #659514

December 03, 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,

nice condition.



wikiedpia notes... See More  

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665432

Ghana, West Africa is born in 1957...

Item #665432

March 06, 1957

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1957



* Dominion of Ghana, Africa is established

* Kwame Nkrumah is the first president




The top of the front page has a four column heading: "Negro Nation of Ghana is Born in Africa" with subhead and related photo. (see) More on p;ages 12 & 13 with photo of Kwame Nkrumah and related map.

Fifty-four pages, toning and minor wear along the central fol... See More  

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675750

"Little Rock Nine" Central High School...

Item #675750

September 08, 1957

THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL, Memphis, September 8, 1957 



* Little Rock Nine

* Negro students - Arkansas

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "Faubus Says Guard Will Keep Negroes Out Of High School Despite Ruling By U.S. Judge" with subheads. This report concerns the Little Rock Nine, one of the focal points of the Civil Rights struggles of t... See More  

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674370

"Little Rock Nine"...

Item #674370

September 10, 1957

THE NEW YORK TIMES, September 10, 1957 



* Little Rock Nine - Elizabeth Eckford

* Negro students - Arkansas

* 1st Central High School entry try




The top of the front page has a four column headline: "U.S. TO SEEK WRIT TO FORCE FAUBUS AND GUARD TO PERMIT INTEGRATION; EXTENDED COURT BATTLE EXPECTED'" with subheads and related photo. (see) Coverage continues inside with 2 mor... See More  

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671268

Little Rock Nine in 1957...

Item #671268

September 26, 1957

THE RUSSELL DAILY NEWS, Kansas, September 26, 1957



* Little Rock Nine

* Negro students - Arkansas

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a two column headline: "Calmest Day at Central School" with subheads. (see)



Complete with 6 pages, a few small binding holes along the spine, small library stamp within masthead, generally nice.



wikipedia notes: 
The Lit... See More  

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671299

Flashpoint for the school integration issue...

Item #671299

September 13, 1958

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Mass., Sept. 13, 1958 



* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Negro students

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a three column headline: "Tension In Little Rock As Faubus Commands High Schools To Close" with subhead and related photo. This concerning the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, a flashpoint for the who desegregation issue of ... See More  

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671369

Flashpoint for the school integration issue...

Item #671369

September 13, 1958

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Sept. 13, 1958 



* Cooper v. Aaron

* Supreme Court decision


* Little Rock, Arkansas

* Negro students

* Central High School




The top of the front page has a banner headline: "FAUBUS DEFIES COURT, CLOSES HIGH SCHOOLS" with subheads. Nice for display. This concerning the integration of schools in Little Rock, Arkansas, a flashpoint for the who desegrega... See More  

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677557

Banned from hotel, Elgin Baylor refuses to play...

Item #677557

January 17, 1959

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 17, 1959



*  Elgin Baylor refuses to play in West Virginia

* Negro team members banned from "white's only" hotel




The 1st column of the front page has heading: "Baylor, N.B.A. Star, Balks at Hotel Ban", which states in part: "Elgin Baylor, rookie star of the professional Minneapolis Lakers, refused to play tonight... in protest...&... See More  

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599440

Negro boys reform school fire disaster....

Item #599440

March 06, 1959

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 6, 1959 



* Little Rock AR Arkansas

* Negro reform school fire disaster (1st report)




The front page has one column headings: "FIRE KILLS 21 BOYS IN REFORM SCHOOL", "47 Negroes Escape Locked Dormitory in Arkansas".  This is 1st report coverage on the fire disaster at the State Training School for Delinquent Negro Boys.



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569721

Mack Parker lynching...

Item #569721

April 26, 1959

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 26, 1959  This 50+ page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "FATE OF NEGRO SEIZED AT MISS. SAID UNKNOWN" "Believed Slain, However; 10 Masked Lynchers Sought by Posse".



Tells of the lynching of negro Mack Parker in Poplarville, Mississippi.



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

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575424

Poplarville, MS lynching...

Item #575424

April 27, 1959

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 27, 1959 



* Poplarville MS Mississippi

* Negro lynching - murder




This 20 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "FARMER SEES KIDNAPPING OF JAILED NEGRO" and "Estimates 8 to 10 Men in Miss. Raiding Party; Search Continues". This tells of the lynching of negro Mack Parker in Poplarville, Mis... See More  

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590873

Poplarville, MS lynching...

Item #590873

April 28, 1959

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, April 28, 1959 



* Poplarville, Mississippi

* Negro lynching - murder




This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "FBI QUIZZES STUDENTS IN LYNCH PROBE" and

"Over 60 Agents Investigating Mississippi Mob Action". This is coverage on the lynching of negro Mack Parker in Poplarville, Mississippi.... See More  

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675665

Lousianna school integration...

Item #675665

November 14, 1960

THE DETROIT NEWS, Nov. 14, 1960 



* The front page has the dramatic 6 column headline: "La. Troopers Called to Close Schools" and "Legislators Defy U.S. Court Order". The coverage describing : "A caravan of state troopers massed on the fringes of New Orleans at dawn today, a few hours before five Negro girls were to enter the first of two white public schools",... See More  

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676181

University of Georgia integration in 1961...

Item #676181

January 12, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 12, 1961 



* Charlayne Hunter-Gault & Hamilton Holmes

* University of Georgia 1st African-American students



The top of the front page has a one column heading: "GEORGIA STUDENTS RIOT ON CAMPUS; TWO NEGROES OUT" with subhead and photo of Hunter-Gault leaving campus. Coverage continues on page 20 with another photo of Hunter-Gault sitting in a cla... See More  

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600368

Jackie Robinson & Bob Feller... inducted into the Hall of Fame...

Item #600368

January 24, 1962

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, January 24, 1962 



* Bob Feller & Jackie Robinson inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. 

* Jackie Robinson becomes 1st African American to be so honored 



Page 6 has a one column headline: "Robinson, Feller Join Hall of Fame" 1st report coverage on Bob Feller and Jackie Robinson being inducted into Baseball's hal... See More  

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637096

Earl Wilson throws 1st African American no-hitter...

Item #637096

June 27, 1962

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, June 27, 1962



* Earl Wilson throws no-hitter

* Boston Red Sox

* 1st African American in AL

* Major League Baseball - MLB




The very top of the front page has a banner headline: "Wilson Hurls No-Hitter for Boston Red Sox" with subheads and photo. (see) First report coverage on Boston Red Sox pitcher, Earl Wilson, pitching the very no-hitter for... See More  

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622169

Harvey Gantt breaks the color barrier....

Item #622169

January 28, 1963

THE PARSONS SUN, Kansas, January 28, 1963



* Harvey Gantt break the color barrier

* 1srt Negro enrolled in a South Carolina college

* Clemson University Tigers




The front page has a three column headline: "Color Wall Broken In South Carolina" with caption: "Negro Enrolled at Clemson College" (see) 1st report coverage on Harvey Bernard Gantt becoming the 1st Negro to enrol... See More  

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664940

1st African American major city postmaster general...

Item #664940

April 16, 1963

THE NEW YORK TIMES, April 16, 1963



* Leslie N. Shaw

* 1st black postmaster




The top of page 17 has a two column heading: "First Negro in a Postmaster's Job" with photo. (see) First report coverage on Leslie N. Shaw becoming the first African American to become the postmaster of the major United States city.

Complete with all 72 pages, light toning and minor wear at the margins... See More  

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637703

Medgar Evers assailant arrested... 125,000 rally in Detroit along with Martin Luther King...

Item #637703

June 24, 1963

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 24, 1963  The front page has a column-wide article "SUSPECT CHARGED IN EVERS MURDER" with subhead "Mississippi Salesman, 42, Seized After Fingerprints on Rifle Are Checked". "Byron de La Beckwith, known as an outspoken white supremacist, was charged with murder today in the ambush slaying of Medgar W. Evers, Negro Civil rights leader...".... See More  

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