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BC’s first black football player honored

NEWTON — Denied his rightful place on the field when Boston College played Southern schools in 1939 and 1940, Lou Montgomery will now have a presence at every Eagles home game.

As BC’s first black football player, Montgomery sat out a half-dozen games in his final two seasons as a star halfback. During the Jim Crow era, segregated schools wouldn’t step onto the field if their opponents’ team had black players.

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