Integration of Macon's Bowden Golf Course
Maryel Battin and golfer Walter Worthen talked about he integration of Macon’s Bowden Golf Course in 1961, and the story of how eight… read more
Maryel Battin and golfer Walter Worthen talked about he integration of Macon’s Bowden Golf Course in 1961, and the story of how eight African-American golfers earned respect from white golfers and the right to play at the facility. The course became the first integrated recreational facility in Macon. Mr. Worthen was involved in the integration of the club and played golf there for many years. He was a member of the first African American foursome to ever play a round of golf at Bowden in June of 1961.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2014 LCV Cities Tour” in Macon, Georgia, from January 20-23 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. close
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