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Mitchell, Charley

In 1910, Charley Mitchell was the African American lightweight boxing champion of Paducah, KY. He was scheduled to go six rounds against African American boxer Bob Blanks, who may have been from Mississippi. The fights were sponsored by the Kentucky Athletic Club, and the segregated bouts were held at the auditorium rink in Paducah. Young African American boxers were to be the "curtain raiser" for the event. For more see "Boxing Match," The Paducah Evening Sun, 01/07/10, p. 5.

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NKAA Source: The Paducah evening sun (newspaper)

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“Mitchell, Charley,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed April 23, 2018, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/2236.

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