The Black Cyclone From Wooster

Charles W. Follis:
The First African-American Professional Football Player

By Frank Rocco Satullo, The OhioTraveler

Everyone knows the name Jackie Robinson. On April 15, 1947, he ran onto the baseball field and into the history books as the first African-American professional baseball player in the modern era.  However, hardly anyone knows the name of the man who first broke the color barrier in professional football 43 years earlier, Charles Follis. …Click here to read more.

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