Donald Argee "Don" Barksdale (March 31, 1923 – March 8, 1993) was an
American professional basketball player. He was a pioneer as an African-
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 ...
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.
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 ...
May 6, 2015 ... But Texas' first African-American basketball player didn't take the court for .... Don'
t forget African-American pioneer UT basketball player ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Feb 26, 2015 ... On Halloween night 1950, as a member of the Washington Capitols, Lloyd
became the first African-American to play in an NBA game when he ...
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