May 12, 1950

On This Date in! in 1950 the American Bowling Congress abolished its white males-only membership restriction after 34 years. It was proven to them repeatedly that white women from Minnesota and Wisconsin could drink beer and continue bowling as well as any man. The American Bowling Congress also opened their membership to African-Americans so they wouldn’t be immediately outnumbered by the Minnesotan and Wisconsin women members.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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