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Don Barksdale

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Donald Argee Barksdale (March 31, 1923 – March 8, 1993) was an American professional basketball player. He was a pioneer as an African-American ...

Black Basketball Pioneer Remembers A Barrier Broken : NPR

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Feb 28, 2010 ... On Halloween night in 1950, Earl Lloyd became the first African-American to take part in an NBA game. Lloyd was inducted into the Basketball ...

Earl Lloyd, 1st black player to appear in NBA game, dies - ESPN.com

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Feb 27, 2015 ... NBA pioneer Earl Lloyd dies at 86 ... "Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game, was as inspirational as he was understated.

63 Years Ago Today, Earl Lloyd Became The First Black Player In ...

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Oct 31, 2013 ... The NBA wasn't entrenched in segregation like baseball and other sports. ... Lloyd became the first African-American to suit up in the National Basketball Association. Lloyd wasn't a pioneer like Robinson — he wasn't chosen ...

The case for basketball pioneer John McLendon: Cleveland sports ...

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Apr 23, 2015 ... In Cleveland, he became the first African American to coach both a pro team and a college team at a predominantly white institution.

Wilbert Jordan: He was a basketball pioneer – Mississippi Sports ...

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Wilbert Jordan: He was a basketball pioneer. Wilbert Jordan was recruited by Hall of Famer Lee Floyd in 1968 and became the first African American varsity ...

'Pioneer' George Raveling earns Hall of Fame selection | The ...

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Feb 17, 2015 ... “Pioneers for us African-American coaches,” Kent called them. “He's been a tremendous ambassador for the game of basketball. He's affected ...

Another first for basketball pioneer John McLendon | The Kansas ...

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Apr 9, 2016 ... This quote is from a relatively unknown African-American coach who grew up in Kansas City, Kan., the late John B. McLendon Jr., and says ...

Wilt Chamberlain - Basketball Legend | Great Black Heroes

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Jan 1, 2012 ... Cosmetics Pioneer Madame CJ Walker ... Initially he disdained basketball as “a game for sissies. ... but he ignored signs and went and ate wherever he wanted, his star power eclipsing the rules normally laid out for Blacks.

Barkings!: Black History Month - Earl Lloyd, basketball pioneer

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Feb 10, 2014 ... Though Lloyd became the first African American player in the NBA, he was not the first one drafted. Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach, who ...

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Earl Lloyd: A Basketball Pioneer | Philadelphia 76ers - NBA.com

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Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association, ranks as a largely overlooked pioneer. That's not right. Lloyd forged a path ...

Earl Lloyd, first African-American to play in NBA game, dies at 86 ...

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Feb 26, 2015 ... Basketball pioneer Earl Lloyd, the first African-American ever to play in an NBA game, died Thursday. He was 86 years old. Lloyd was one of ...

Basketball Pioneer Earl Lloyd

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Earl Francis Lloyd is a little-talked-about pioneer in sports and civil rights. Born April 3, 1928, Lloyd was the first African American to play in the NBA, a significant  ...