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Bill Rhodman
City: Detroit
State: MI
Inducted: 1997


Rhodman was perhaps the top black competitor in the Detroit area and the nation at a time when he and fellow blacks could not join ABC. The Congress Constitution was amended in 1951 removing white from its membership requirements. Two years later, Rhodman was a member of the first all-black team to participate in the ABC Tournament. He was elected to the Hall for his efforts in expanding the interest in bowling within his ethnic group as well as youngsters. He also was an accomplished instructor, promoter and competitor.
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