Posted November 07, 2013

Photo Gallery: Neo-Nazis Marched in 1961 to “Keep the Redskins White”

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Washington Redskins vs New York Giants

As Mother Jones noted today, the Washington Redskins, currently embroiled in controversy regarding the racial insensitivity of their name, were ironically the last NFL team to integrate. At one point in 1961, American Nazis even demonstrated outside the stadium, holding signs with such mind-boggling slogans as “Keep Redskins White!” and “Integration Is Not Black And White. It’s Red!” 

The legendary Neil Leifer took some great shots of the rally for Sports Illustrated. Hopefully photos of the current Washington Redskins logo will look one day to future generations as these pictures do to us:

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