1950 May 12

It’s a Strike! American Bowling Congress Abolishes All-White-Male Policy

 

Bowling entered the modern age, as the American Bowling Congress allowed both women and African-Americans to join. The all-white-male policy was included in the ABC Charter when it was incorporated in 1893. Civil rights activists had protested the organization’s segregationist policies on February 12, 1949.

Learn about the history of the struggle to integrate professional bowling:
http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+integration+of+the+American+Bowling+Congress%3A+the+Buffalo…-a0135210752

Learn more about African American history: Henry Louis Gates, Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 (2011)

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