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Jul 24, 2022

Host Rekaya Gibson pays tribute to Louise Fulton, an American professional bowler. In 1964, she won the Professional Women’s Bowling Association’s Princeton Open, becoming the first African American to win a professional bowling title. Also, Fulton was the first African American bowler inducted into the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in 2001. #blackbowler #blackwomenbowlers #keepitsporty

Mentioned in this episode:
Marjorie Mitchell, professional bowler 
Meadow Lanes Bowling Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 
City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

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Louise Fulton and Marjorie Mitchell Papers and Photographs, 1982-2010, MSS 897, Thomas and Katherine Detre Library and Archives, Senator John Heinz History Center.

United States Bowling Congress. (2022). Louise Fulton.

Wiggins, D. K., & Swanson, R. A. (Eds.). (2016). Separate Games: African American Sport behind the Walls of Segregation. University of Arkansas Press.