My Book "Lost champions"
Years ago I was reading "America's Game" by Michael MacCambridge and saw a paragraph about the (re-)integration of the NFL and I couldn't believe it.
I'd always assumed we didn't know as much about the men who broke the color barrier in the NFL because it happened after Jackie Robinson made it to the major leagues in baseball.
But no, the Los Angeles Rams signed Kenny Washington and Woody Strode in the spring of 1946, when Jackie was still in the minors.
This book traces what happened to these men and explains why they've long lacked the recognition they deserved.
And just to prove truth is stranger than fiction, Washington, Strode, and Robinson all starred together on UCLA's 1939 football team.