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July 21, 1959

On July 21, 1959, the Boston Red Sox became the last Major League baseball team to integrate and use a black player, Jerry “Pumpsie” Green. It had become apparent, even to the most racist of team owners and managers, that denying… Continue reading

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May 12, 1950

On May 12, 1950, the American Bowling Congress decided that enough was enough and abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years. It was brought to their attention that there were a large, untapped population of women and African-Americans … Continue reading

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