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Charlie Sifford on Breaking Race Barriers in Professional Golf

Pro golfer Charlie Sifford was the first African American admitted to the PGA in 1961. Despite his success, he's found that blacks are still not welcome in the game of golf. His memoir about his career is called "Just Let Me Play."


Other segments from the episode on September 2, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 2, 1992: Interview with Claes Oldenburg; Interview with Charlie Sifford; Review of the film "Honeymoon in Vegas."


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