Duke Slater, a pioneer for black linemen on the Chicago Cardinals, is finally selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame squib

Fred W. “Duke” Slater finally received a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The selection thrilled football experts familiar with the hidden history of African Americans in the earliest days of the sport.

Slater, a lineman for the Chicago Cardinals in 1926-31 after stints with...

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