Dallas CC accepts first black member

February, 14, 2014
Feb 14
11:29
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Kneeland Youngblood, a 58-year-old private-equity executive, became the first local black member of the exclusive Dallas Country Club, according to a published report.

The process wasn't quick, according to the Dallas Morning News, as it took nearly 13 years for his membership application to be accepted.

"I respect the club's decision," Youngblood told the newspaper. "I'm honored now that they've chosen me to be a member."

Youngblood, who is a co-founder and managing partner of Pharos Capital Group, will reportedly pay $137,000 to join the club.

The move isn't on par with Augusta National admitting its first female members in recent years, but it shows the start of change in one of the largest cities in the United States.

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