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Friday, 29 March 2013
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : EARLY BLACK FOOTBALL PLAYERS :- BREAKING THE RACE BARRIER DOWN :
In the North big ten schools offered opportunities to black athletes like Slater, Jesse Owens at Ohio State and Ozzie Simmons of Iowa. What Jackie Robinson was to base ball, at a much earlier date Duke Slater was a Collegiate football. Chicago Sun-Times columnist Dick Hackenberg wrote on December 13th 1960 two days after a dinner celebrating Slaters accomplishments. In1951 Slater because the first Black Player inducted into the inaugural college football hall of fame. He was a three time all big ten tackle for Iowa and could grasp an opponent in a vice like grip with his longer than normal arms according to Iowa athletics records.