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Essay | "Fritz" Pollard and Chuck Cooper: African-American Pioneers in Sports

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"Fritz" Pollard and Chuck Cooper: African-American Pioneers in Sports

Summary: "Fritz" Pollard and Chuck Cooper are pioneers because of the important contributions they made on behalf of African Americans in sports. Pollard was one of two African Americans who played in the National Football League during its inaugural season in 1920 and later became the league's first African-American head coach; while Cooper was the first African-American player in the National Basketball Association.
Imagine being the first person to be able to do something. It is a good feeling; like the feeling "Fritz" Pollard and Chuck Cooper had. The feeling they had was the feeling to be able to take a stand. These two men, "Fritz" Pollard and Chuck Cooper, are pioneers because of the important things they did and the contributions they made to African- American sports.

Fritz Pollard was a true pro football pioneer. Fredrick Douglass "Fritz" Pollard was born in Chicago on January 27, 1894. The reason he got his nickname is because his parents called him Fred, but because there were so many Germans in his neighborhood they began to catch on the term, "Fritz." Pollard suffered a lot of poverty in his days, but he had no idea of what would happen to him when he grew up. When Pollard was...

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