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Don Barksdale - Wikipedia


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


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 ...

Episode 1: Remembering NBA Pioneer Earl Lloyd (1928-2015 ...


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 ...

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


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.

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


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 ...

Former Celtic and NBA pioneer Don Barksdale finally a Hall of Famer


Sep 6, 2012 ... After all, the roster featured the first African-American basketball player to represent the U.S.: Don Barksdale. Consider the context.

Will Robinson dies, was first black coach of Division I program


Apr 28, 2008 ... Basketball pioneer Will Robinson has died at 96. ... of Robinson's life will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

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


Feb 10, 2014 ... Black History Month - Earl Lloyd, basketball pioneer ... Though Lloyd became the first African American player in the NBA, he was not the first ...

Wilt Chamberlain - Basketball Legend | Great Black Heroes


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.

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


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 ...