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“In the Army, at Camp Davis [N. C.], we had this big separate place,” Bearden said of his hitch with the all-black 372nd Infantry Regiment. “The other cabins were painted white and written in pencil was ‘No Mexicans, No Negroes.’ Things like that can really wreck you.” – From “America’s Greatest (Overlooked) Artist” (Newsday, Jan. […]

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“[In the early 1930s] his pitching for the [semipro Boston Colored] Tigers caught the eyes of recruiters from the Philadelphia Athletics, and the owner offered him a position on the team… with one stipulation. He would have to pass for white. [Romare] Bearden proudly declined. Soon after he would leave Boston… and return to New […]

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