Sport: The National Game

It shall be unlawful for a Negro and a white person to play together, or in company with each other, in any games of cards, dice, dominoes, checkers, baseball, softball, football, basketball or similar games.

Early this year the Birmingham (Ala.) city commission decided to change this city ordinance, one of the most rigid in the U.S., ruled that interracial baseball and football would be all right, provided the games were played by professionals.

This spring half a dozen big-league teams stopped off at Birmingham (pop. 326,000) on their way north. Five fielded Negro stars. The Giants had Birmingham's own Willie Mays in...

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