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Earl Lloyd was the first black baketball player in the NBA.
He played his first game October 31, 1950 in Rochester, New York, as a part of the Washington Capitols.

Chuck Cooper (basketball) - Wikipedia

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Charles Henry "Chuck" Cooper (September 29, 1926 – February 5, 1984) was an American professional basketball player. He and two others, Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton and Earl Ll...

Six Who Paved the Way | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE DETROIT ...

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On April 15, 1947, Robinson became the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, when ... Harry Lew – First Black Player in Professional Basketball.

Earl Lloyd becomes first black player in the NBA - Oct 31, 1950 ...

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On this day in History, Earl Lloyd becomes first black player in the NBA on Oct 31, ... State, where he was the star of the school's championship basketball team.

NBA.com: NBA's Color Line Is Broken

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Clifton was the first black player to sign an NBA contract. The NBA went from an unwieldy 17-team league to a more manageable 11 teams in two divisions, with ...

Chuck Cooper and the Little-Known History of the NBA's First Black ...

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Apr 3, 2015 ... Once upon a time, though, the National Basketball Association had zero ... Chuck Cooper was the first African-American player selected in an ...

Chuck Cooper, one of the NBA's first Black players | African ...

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On this date in 1926, Chuck Cooper was born. He was an African American basketball player and later a city official. He was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Daniel ...

Earl Lloyd, First Black to Play in NBA, Dies at 86 | Al Jazeera America

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Feb 27, 2015 ... Hall of famer played nine seasons, coached two more after breaking basketball's color barrier.

Dean Smith fought for integration - ESPN.com

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Feb 9, 2015 ... Dean Smith wasn't just about basketball. ... he took the North Carolina job -- Smith tried to make Lou Hudson the first black player in the ACC.

Earl Lloyd: Basketball player who was the first black man to play in ...

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Mar 16, 2015 ... The basketball player Earl Lloyd was the first African-American in the NBA with the old Washington Capitols in 1950. He later became the ...