Integration of pro football

Events

American Professional Football was created

1920

Marshall bought the Boston Braves football team.

1932

the NFL was a niche sport

1933

Washington, was the NFL’s first African-American player

1933

banned men of color

1933

Washington and Strode were part of UCLA's undefeated team

1939

integration of sports really began

1946

Washington broke a 12-year ban

1946

Integrate, or play elsewhere

1946

- signed contracts and re-integrated professional football

1946

radio and 29 television stations broadcast Redskins games.

1956

The NFL’s popularity didn’t explode until the

1960