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1948 Reginald Weir... 1st black in U.S. Open tennis...

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March 12, 1948

THE NEW YORK TIMES, March 12, 1948 

* Reginald Weir - African American 
* 1st black in U.S. Open tennis championship

This 48 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "ARABS BLAST BLOCK OF JEWISH AGENCY; 11 KILLED, 86 HURT" "Explosive Is Believed Carried to Scene in Car Stolen From Our Consulate General" and more.

Page 32 has a six column headline that reads:"Talbert, Dorfman Triumph As Indoor Title Tennis Starts" with subheads that include: "Yale Ace Victor by 6-0, 6-2--Bowden, McGrath, Rochen, Weir, Geller Triumph". Historic report in tennis as Reginald Weir became the first black to participate in the United States Indoor Lawn Tennis Association championship (U.S. Open) in New York City.

Other news, sports and various advertisements of the day throughout. Nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century