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Black Sam Of Vermont: From Slave To The First Black Professional Wrestlers (VIDEO)

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Black Sam’s Statue from Elliott Marquis on Vimeo. Viro Small a.k.a. “Black Sam of Vermont” was one of the first black professional wrestlers in America. The 5′ 10″ heavyweight started as a collar-and-elbow wrestler around 1880. A former slave in Buford, South Carolina, Small’s first documented match was against Mike …read more

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