Jares, Joe
June 1975
Sports Illustrated;6/23/1975, Vol. 42 Issue 25, p32
The article reports on the racism and violence committed against African American athletes in Taft, California. The town has a junior college called Taft College whose African American athletes have been subjected to intimidation and violent acts by white troublemakers. Taft used to have an active Ku Klux Klan chapter and enforced Jim Crow laws against African Americans. Several violent incidents against African Americans and their families which resulted in their departure from Taft are noted.


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