Home > The Jackie Robinson of the NFL....
Show image list »
The Jackie Robinson of the NFL....
Item # 694257
March 22, 1946
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, March 22, 1946
* Kenny Washington breaks the color barrier
* NFL football signs it's 1st African American player
* Los Angeles Rams (St. Louis)
Page 23 has a small and somewhat inconspicuous heading that reads: "Los Angeles Signs Negro Grid Star" (see)
Unfortunate for the small report here but still a historic first.
Complete in 30 pages, light toning at the margins, small library stamp on the front page, generally 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