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March 22, 1946

CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE, March 22, 1946

* Kenny Washington breaks the color barrier
* Signs it's 1st African American player
* Los Angeles Rams - NFL football


The front page of the sport's section has a one column heading: "Rams Acquire Washington of U.C.L.A. Fame" with small photo. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 36 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamps within masthead, small binding holes along the spine, generally nice.

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