Kenny Washington and Woody Strode




Kenny Washington was the First African-American to sign a contract in the NFL. He actually broke the color barrier in U.S. professional sports before Jackie Robinson(who was also his college football teammate), yet no one ever mentions his name. It has a lot to do with baseball being the far more popular sport at the time, but Branch Rickey got the idea of signing Jackie Robinson because Kenny Washington and Woody Strode(also his ucla football teammate) played in the NFL first. Woody Strode was also an actor. Also check out the book “The Black Bruins”. Check out the article below too.

#nfl #blackhistory #kennywashington #woodystrode
http://www.nfl.com/halloffame/story/0ap2000000341520/article/kenny-washington-belongs-in-the-hall-of-fame

Published by akingstruth

SON, BROTHER, AND FATHER. I LOVE TO WRITE AND LEARN NEW THINGS. I'M HERE TO SPREAD PEACE, PROSPERITY, LOVE, AND TRUTH. I AM ALSO HERE TO SHOW A POSITIVE DEPICTION OF THE BLACK MAN.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: