On This Date, 59 Years Ago, Willie O’Ree Broke the Color Barrier From Ice Hockey in Harlem

Describing Willie O’Ree’s NHL debut as a Boston Bruin against the Candiens, Dave Stubbs writes “The native of Fredericton, New Brunswick, had arrived in Montreal from Quebec on an emergency call-up, carrying a suitcase and the baggage of racial intolerance he had been lugging through the minor pros.” Continue Reading →