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Term: American Bowling Congress

Definition: Sports organization headquartered in Milwaukee. It became the center of controversy in 1946, when it was denied official sanction to participate in a bowling tournament sponsored by the Milwaukee County Industrial Union Council because it would not prohibit participation by African-American bowlers.

[Source: The History of Wisconsin, III: Continuity and change, 1940-1965 (Madison, State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1973-1998)]
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