First African-American player in NBL history; Univ. of Toledo Hall of Fame (1991);
2× Toledo city high school champion (1929, 1930). William McNeil "Bill" Jones (
February 3, 1914 –...
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 ...
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. Wilbert Jordan was recruited by
Hall of Famer Lee Floyd in 1968 and became the first African American varsity ...
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 ...
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 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.
Dec 22, 2015 ... We rank the Basketball Hall of Fame's 2016 nominees for the ... 2016 HOF Early
African American Pioneer Nominations (OUR RANKING):.
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.
Great Black Heroes looks at the men and women over the last 200 year who
have ... a pioneer in the field of sports, acting as the voice of Black America in
fighting ... Wilt Chamberlain is universally recognized as one of the greatest