On This Date 3/21/1946

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The Los Angeles Rams sign former UCLA star Kenny Washington, ending a 13-year period in which African Americans were kept out of the NFL. There had been black players in the NFL’s early days, including Fritz Pollard, who was also a coach and key part of the Akron Pros winning the 1920 inaugural championship of APFA. The integration was apart of an agreement for the Rams to use the LA Memorial Coliseum in 1946 after moving from Cleveland.