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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Other Voices: Recognizing Ray Kemp, first Black Steelers player

Black History Month and Western Pennsylvania’s rich history of Black sports pioneers necessitates the highlighted recognition of Ray Kemp, former Duquesne University tackle and, most significant, the first Black player in Pittsburgh Steelers history. Kemp’s achievements precede by decades those of Jackie Robinson and our own Chuck Cooper (who finally...
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