Friday, 2 February 2018

The Pro Wrestler Who Fought Segregation in 1950s Memphis

quote [ Shortly after Memphis city judge Beverly Boushe handed down a $26 fine to the 235-pound man with a streak of white hair running down the middle of his grimacing head, Boushe told reporters that it was the first time he could ever recall seeing a white defendant being represented by a “negro attorney.” ]

I always thought of wrestling as a redneck sport - this article made me reconsider my views.

[SFW] [history] [+8 Interesting]
[by Space_1889@5:36amGMT]

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eggboy said @ 10:53am GMT on 2nd Feb [Score:1 Good]
I really like the idea of the young rebellious punks bleaching a white stripe in their dark hair as a symbol of support for desegregation.
damnit said @ 3:02pm GMT on 2nd Feb
Lots of black and Latinx fans despite an overwhelming white (and many racist) fans
lilmookieesquire said @ 5:06pm GMT on 2nd Feb [Score:1 Informative]
Tokyo Underground was also an excellent book that contained wrestling hijinks.
eggboy said @ 12:34am GMT on 3rd Feb
You mean tokyo underworld?

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