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The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier

Author: Bob Glauber.

The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier

Author: Bob Glauber.

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Item #: D31758
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: Grand Central
ISBN: 9781538705483
More than a year before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, there was another seismic moment in sports history. On March 21, 1946, former UCLA running back Kenny Washington—a teammate of Robinson's in college—signed a contract with the L.A. Rams, ending a long period in which African-American players were banned from league play.... More
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More than a year before Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, there was another seismic moment in sports history. On March 21, 1946, former UCLA running back Kenny Washington—a teammate of Robinson's in college—signed a contract with the L.A. Rams, ending a long period in which African-American players were banned from league play. Paying tribute to Washington, former NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson also chronicles the pioneering efforts of other black trailblazers, including Woody Strode, Marion Motley, and Bill Willis.


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