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Charlie Sifford
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
Charlie Sifford and other African-American golders were denied a chance to play at most tournaments because of the PGA of America's "Caucasian only" clause. With pressure from, among others, California attorney general Stanley Mosk, the PGA finally dropped the clause in 1961, clearing the way for bandleader Billy Eckstine's former golf teacher to become the first African-American to compete fulltime on the tour. In 1969, the 46-year-old, cigar-chomping Sifford won his second PGA tourney--the L.A. Open--in a playoff over Harold Henning. Photo dated: January 13, 1969.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5044.
Sifford, Charlie,--1922-2015
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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