26 october 1968 #flashbackfriday & black sports magazine inaugural issue
#OTD-ish 26 October 1968 #flashbackfriday Allan P. Barron (center), Ricky Harris Left) and John Macky (right) celebrate the inaugural issue of Black Sports magazine at the Sheraton-Carlton Hotel (923 16th St NW) on 4 May 1971. Barron was publisher of the magazine, Harris played for the professional football here and Macky played for the Baltimore Colts.
Your comments are welcome below. Do you, family members or neighbors remember Black Sports magazine? Did you attend the press conference/celebration of the magazine at the Sheraton-Carlton? Do you have a copy of the first issue and subsequent issues? Do you remember Barron, Harris or Macky? Do you remember where in the hotel the celebration took place? You may comment privately here.
Photo source: Courtesy DC Public Library Special Collections, Evening Star Photo Collection. Joseph Silverman, photographer. 4 May 1971. Sheraton-Carlton Hotel was renamed the St. Regis Hotel, c1999.
Millard Arnold, “Black Sports Magazine Launched,” Washington Post 5 May 1971.