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Chuck Cooper (basketball)

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Charles Henry "Chuck" Cooper (September 29, 1926 – February 5, 1984) was an American professional basketball player. He and two others, Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton and Earl Ll...

Six Who Paved the Way | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE ... - NBA.com

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Harry Lew – First Black Player in Professional Basketball. Harry “Bucky” Lew was the first recorded African-American to sign a professional basketball contract.

Earl Lloyd, First Black to Play in NBA, Dies at 86 | Al Jazeera America

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Feb 27, 2015 ... Earl Lloyd, first African-American to play in NBA, dies at 86 ... The professional teams worried if they started signing star players away from the ...

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. But Earl Lloyd still holds a special place in its history.

Who were the first black NBA players? - tribunedigital-chicagotribune

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Apr 30, 2013 ... ... of recent publicity about Jackie Robinson being the first black player in ... written about the first African-Americans in professional basketball.

Only the Ball Was Brown... | GQ

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May 8, 2012 ... But the only black men playing professional basketball right now are the .... the first black player coming to pro basketball with Jackie Robinson!

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Jun 29, 2010 ... Clifton "sweetwater" Nathaniel. The first African American to sign a contract to play in the National Basketball Association. Clifton was given the ...

Throwback Thursday: The first African American in the Basketball ...

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Feb 5, 2015 ... “Drafting of the first Negro players in the league was a well-kept secret,” ... an all- black professional basketball team started by Bob Douglass.

Harry Lew - Famous Basketball Players - Biography.com

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Learn more about the history of Harry 'Bucky' Lew, the first African-American professional basketball player, at Biography.com.

African-American Firsts in Sports - Biography.com

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Jan 31, 2013 ... ... with which we see African-American superstars like NBA player LeBron James or ... On May 26, 1956, Gibson became the first black player to win a major ... the first black woman to compete on the Ladies Professional Golf ...

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NBA.com: NBA's Color Line Is Broken

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Clifton was the first black player to sign an NBA contract. The NBA went from an unwieldy 17-team league to a more manageable 11 teams in two divisions, with ...

Earl Lloyd becomes first black player in the NBA - Oct 31, 1950 ...

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On October 31, 1950, 21-year-old Earl Lloyd becomes the first African-American to play in an NBA game when he takes the court in the season opener for the ...

Earl Lloyd, N.B.A.'s First Black Player, Dies at 86 - The New York ...

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Feb 27, 2015 ... Earl Lloyd, who became the first black player to appear in an N.B.A. game when ... When Lloyd made his N.B.A. debut, pro basketball was an ...