“Why a Washington-Baltimore game sparked Redskins’ segregation policy protests”

A look back to 1961, when locals protested a match between the Baltimore Colts and the Washington Redskins, the only segregated NFL team at the time. And, yes, they lost to the Colts.

Fifty years ago this summer, Marie Young took time out from her normal civil rights activism to picket a football game. “We picketed a lot of places,” recalls Young. “But it usually wasn’t about football.”