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Thu, 03.11.1948

First Black plays in an American tennis indoor tournament

Reginald Weir

*On this date in 1948 the first Black played in a United States Indoor Lawn Tennis Association tournament.

Reginald Weir, a Black physician from New York City played in what was then known then as the USLTA (U.S. Lawn Tennis Association national championship tournament).

Reference:
Black First:
2,000 years of extraordinary achievement
by Jessie Carney Smith
Copyright 1994 Visible Ink Press, Detroit, MI
ISBN 0-8103-9490-1

To become a Professional Athlete

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