Sport: Jim Crow Tennis

Negroes are not permitted to play major-league baseball, are not tolerated in bigtime tournaments of the U. S. Golf Association or the U. S. Lawn Tennis Association.† They have their own American League and National League, their own All-Star baseball game. They have their own national golf association, which puts on championship matches. But at no sport are they more firmly organized than at tennis. For 23 years U. S. Negroes have banded together in the American Tennis Association, which not only serves as the governing body of 150 Negro clubs and 25,000...

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