The Society has organized a SASH SESSION for Friday, February 5 at 12 pm ET.

The subject will be Oliver and Fred Watson, the earliest known African American soccer players in the US. Ed Farnsworth and Brian Bunk, co-authors of a recent paper on the Watsons at the SASH website, will discuss the Rhode Island-born brothers, who played on Pawtucket-area teams beginning in 1894.

Between them the Watsons’ achieved several milestones, including the first African American to play in a senior league match, the first African American to play — and score — in an American Cup match, the first African Americans to win a senior league championship, and the first African American to play with a professional soccer team.

The session, which will be moderated by SASH president Tom McCabe, will be conducted over the SASH Zoom account.

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Meeting ID: 956 6314 8226

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