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Little is known now or told of the women pioneers of the mat game. Nothing is known or told of the black women who pioneered integration wrestling against white opponents before their male counterparts could.

They and they opponents were often jailed for wrestling integrated matches. Because many towns did not have womens’ jails they were often holed up in makeshift prisons in hotel rooms.


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posted on June 6, 2012

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