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Old 02-14-2020, 08:00 PM
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The New York Times has a nice project of running belated biographies/obituaries of people that may have been notable in some way, but were overlooked, often because they were women or belonged to a racial minority, so more or less lost to history.

Overlooked No More: Joseph Bartholomew, Golf Course Architect
He designed and built some of the best-known courses in segregated Louisiana. But though he loved the game, he was never permitted to play those courses.

And through it all — as he rose from caddie to club repairman to superintendent to course designer — Bartholomew, a black man in the Jim Crow South, was barred from playing at Audubon or any other segregated private club, even those whose courses he designed.
Bartholomew rarely saw a risk that wasn’t worth taking, and he told Fortune he believed that that had been the key to his success. “That’s the difference between me and most of the rest of the colored people,” he said. “They won’t take a chance because they’ve been skinned before. I take ’em all the time.”
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