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CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1965-1969 RACISM DESTROYED THIS LEAGUE.

iN THE FREE WEBSITE,www.boosterclubcfl.com, Access:--dennis_kuno2000@yahoo.com, Password:-boggie, in the NEWS section of the website, is listed the many colleges and junior colleges that were represented by the many players in the sport, and in this league there was an equal opportunity to play professional football, at the highest level, which was not only frowned upon by the then American, Canadian, and ZNational Football Leagues of the day. The overwhelming amount of minority players, of varied color and ethnicity were not prevented from participating in the Continental Football League 1965-1969, not simply as players, but, also as coaches. The other leagues put up any and all road blocks to prevent this new league from becoming an established permanent part of major professional football, and it was all primarily on the basis of racism, if not in total.

In reality, the established leagues cheated not only themselves out of using the best available talent of their day, they not only cheated the players that they excluded, but also their fans.

Below is a listing of all the Black Colleges and Universities of their day that had their former stars participate, and often star in the Continental Football League 1965-1969.

CONTINENTAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE 1965-1969 PLAYERS-COACHES FROM BLACK COLLEGES

ALABAMA
Alabama A. & M. University-15
Alabama State University-1
Stillman College-1
Tuskegee University-4
ARKANSAS
Philander Smith College-3
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff- 23
FLORIDA
Bethune-Cookman College-6
Edward Waters University-3
Florida A. & M. University-25
GEORGIA
Albany State University-7
Clark Atlanta University-2
Fort Valley State University-1
Morris Brown College-4
KENTUCKY
Kentucky State University-3
LOUISIANA
Dillard University-1
Grambling State University-25
Southern University and A. & M. College-13
MARYLAND
Morgan State University-7
University of Maryalnd-Eastern Shore-5
MISSISSIPPI
Alcorn State University-13
Jackson State University-26
Mississippi Industrial College-1
Mississippi Valley State University-3
Rust College-1
MISSOURI
Lincoln University-4
NORTH CAROLINA
Elizabeth City State University-5
Johnson C. Smith University-3
North Carolina A. & T. State University-7
North Carolina Central University-10
Saint Augustine's University-1
Shaw University-1
Winston-Salem State University-1
OHIO
Central State University-6
Wilberforce University-1
OKLAHOMA
Langston University-10
PENNSYLVANIA
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania-1
SOUTH CAROLINA\
Allen University-2
Benedict College-1
South Carolina State University-14
TENNESSEE
Fisk University-3
Tennessee State University-29
TEXAS
Bishop College-10
Paul Quinn College-2
Prairie View A. & M. University-21
Texas Southern University-19
Wiley College-6
VIRGINIA
Norfolk State University-9
Saint Paul's College-1
Virginia State College-3
Virginia Union University-14
WEST VIRGINIA
Bluefield State College-2
West Virginia State University-1

One quick note, the details of the racial discrimination in professional football is outlined, in the NEWS section in the last seven or eight postings there. The league had at one time or another 385 players/coaches that came out of Black Colleges into the league. If anyone truly believes that none of these players and coaches were not capable of being part of the American, Canadian, and National Football Leagues at that time of 1965-1969, then you do not know talent. For most of these coaches and players, the Continental Football League was their only avenue to participate in the highest level of professional football.

KENNY WASHINGTON REPRESENTED A DRAWING CARD FOR THE L.A.RAMS, NOT A BENEVOLENT PART OF INTEGRATING THE NFL IN 1946

At the 2022 Super Bowl, this year, the NFL felt compelled to "pretend" that the reason behind the Los Angeles Rams, newly transplanted from Cleveland, Ohio the defending 1945 NFL Champs, had signed the West Coast Star out of UCLA, Kenny Washington, was primarily to integrate the NFL. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Kenny Washington had always been a drawing card, while he played in 1941 and 1942 with the Hollywood Bears of the Pacific Coast Football League, in 1944 with the San Francisco Clippers of the West Coast, American Football League, and again in 1945 once more with the Hollywood Bears of the Pacific Coast Football League. Had the Rams not signed Kenny, he probably would have signed with the newly formed Los Angeles Dons of the then new All America Football Conference, where the original Baltimore Colts, Cleveland Browns, and San Francisco 49'ers originated.

HAWKEYE



 
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