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Reintegrating Pro Football After WWII

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“Blackballed” is a new podcast examining the ‘Forgotten Four’ Black players who reintegrated professional football in 1946. The four-part narrative podcast is hosted by Chelsea Stark Jones and produced by The Ringer Podcast Network.

Known as the ‘Forgotten Four’; Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Bill Willis, and Marion Motley reintegrated professional football in 1946. The podcast looks at the burying of their story, and the secret ban on Black players that came before, a critical piece of the history of the NFL’s complicated relationship with race.

The first two episodes are available now and episodes three and four will drop March 28 and March 30.

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