​October 14, 1916: Paul Robeson Experiences Racism In Football

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Paul Robeson was excluded from the Rutgers football game due to racism. Robeson was one of their best players but Washington and Lee University REFUSED to play against an African-American player. 

Regretting the decision, Coach Foster Sandford a staunch defender of Robeson, stood by Robeson (a sophomore tackle) when the demand was again made by West Virginia.

Read more about Mr. Robeson at: Daily Black History Facts

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