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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspiantiger View Post
    I quite like the idea of visiting Cuba, not only is it a beautiful country, with many beautiful people it will feel extra special knowing i am spending my strong pounds in a nation America economically boycotts.

    Alternatively i don't want to spend money in America as i am looking forward to American recession.
    This has nothing to do with the thread- stay on topic.

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    In fairness, bluestater did bring up the topic of travel to that region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caspiantiger View Post
    In fairness, bluestater did bring up the topic of travel to that region.
    I see you are making "friends" again.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton




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    To get things back on track, thanks, Mark. A very well-researched, well written article.

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    Yes, a very nice article Mark as always.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton




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    Thanks for the kind words, folks. They mean a lot to me. (Bluestater, I enjoyed YOUR articles for Black History Month at your blog.)

    Just to let you know... I got home from work just now, and was thrilled to see emails from Harold Henson's son and daughter, saying how surprised they were to see something about their father online! Harold is still alive, in his 80s, retired and living in Washington, DC.

    What sparked me to write this particular article at this particular time was the National Wrestling Hall of Fame's announcement of its African-American wrestlers exhibit... and their press kit with a dozen or more articles about US black matmen. I thought it would be helpful to use their research as a springboard for my own research (incorporating what I had already uncovered from interviewing Simon Roberts, the first black NCAA champ, last year for the 50th anniversary of his groundbreaking title win).

    I think it's vitally important to honor the great pioneers of our sport, no matter their heritage, be they women or men. I'll continue to try to do my part. If you have ideas for individuals I should profile, please let me know.

    Mark

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    Just wanted to add my congratulations on a great article!

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    This is the first post for me since joining this site, that being said. I enjoyed your post Mark very much, keep trivia coming because I like anything to do with wrestling history and always wanting to learn more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OMatches View Post
    This is the first post for me since joining this site, that being said. I enjoyed your post Mark very much, keep trivia coming because I like anything to do with wrestling history and always wanting to learn more.
    Welcome aboard. We are lucky to have posters like Mark on here. Themat.com's loss is our gain. Mark is a true wrestling historian. I always enjoy his posts.
    RIP Jacob Schlottke; KR1963 and rpayton




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