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Joe Louis playing golf

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Image is a reproduction.Louis became the first African American to play in a professional golf tour event overseen by the PGA of America at the 1952 San Diego Open, held at the San Diego Country Club in Chula Vista.Boxer Joe Louis (left) and an unidentified man at an unidentified golf course.
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