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Senate marks 60th anniversary of NFL's integration

Updated: July 18, 2006, 8:15 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Senate marked the 60th anniversary of pro football's permanent integration with a resolution Tuesday that will be part of the NFL's commemoration at its Hall of Fame Game next month.

In 1946, a year before Jackie Robinson broke baseball's race barrier, Bill Willis and Marion Motley joined the Cleveland Browns of the All-American Football Conference and Kenny Washington and Woody Strode played for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League. The NFL hadn't had black ...

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