Steve Hummer: The Masters recognizes another important part of its past — Lee Elder

AUGUSTA, Ga. — The story goes that in 1975 when Lee Elder was about to cut his trail at the Masters, he first was faced with a thicket of racism outside the Augusta National gates, in the real world.There was this restaurant in Augusta. It did not wish to seat Elder and his party. The reason was as evident as the color of Elder’s skin.But such ugliness had a remedy. Elder found open arms and a bountiful table at nearby Paine College, a historically black institution four miles from the Masters front gate. When college president Julius Scott heard about the incident, he told Elder that all his …

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