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Bill White - first baseman, broadcaster & From 1989 to 1994, White served as president of the National League. White was the first African American to hold such a high executive position in sports.

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African American Black Man Holding Baby Daughter California Cars Early 1940s Vintage Black and White Photo Photograph

African American Black Man Holding Baby Daughter California Cars Early 1940s…

Full length portrait, young African American girl standing by a tassled chair, holding doll and handle of baby doll carriage, ca. 1870. Randolph L. Simpson African-American collection. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. Vintage African American photography ♥

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Bill White Writes Blunt Autobiography, ‘Uppity’

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Frederick Fritz Pollard Frederick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard (January 27, 1894 – May 11, 1986) was the first African American head coach in the National Football League (NFL). Pollard along with Bobby Marshall were the first two African American players in the NFL in 1920.

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1920's African American Flapper Woman

African American woman c.1920s

African American woman wearing beaded dress, with hat Portraits of African Americans from the Alvan S. Harper Collection (1884-1910)

Fredi Washington refused to "pass" for white, at Hollywood's suggestion, and was therefore typecast as mixed race and never allowed a flourishing career. Her stance, however, made her an advocate among African Americans.