Donald Argee Barksdale (March 31, 1923 – March 8, 1993) was an American
professional basketball player. He was a pioneer as an African-American ...
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 ...
Oct 5, 2016 ... The first episode of our new Make History Now podcast is dedicated to basketball
pioneer Earl Lloyd, the first African American to play in the ...
Oct 31, 2013 ... Lloyd wasn't a pioneer like Robinson — he wasn't chosen specifically to ... It had
only started in 1946 and was barely part of the American sporting or ... He was
one of four black players who played in the NBA that season.
Explore Biography's collection of African-American Firsts: Athletes. See our picks,
along with full biographies, photo galleries and videos, only on ...
Feb 3, 2012 ... Look back at some of the notable black pioneers in all sports. ... the award in
1949, and the first African-American Hall of Famer, inducted in 1962. .... Later, in
1975, he was the first black basketball player inducted into the ...
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 ...
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.
Aug 24, 2016 ... ... to learn more about African American athletics pioneer and Vanderbilt ...
Commodore basketball team, became the first African American to ...
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 ...