author wrote:Hello, I'm a children's author working on a book about playing checkers in Birmingham AL at a time when it was unlawful for blacks and whites to play any sport, including checkers, together. I am looking for any first-hand accounts of playing checkers during this era, especially anecdotes of games between black and white players. I wondered if anyone on this board might be able to help me out on this. Thank you!
john reade wrote:Pool checkers is identical to German draughts (damespiel) as played in the 19th century. Was there a German presence in certain areas of America?
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