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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 ...

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Feb 27, 2015 ... Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death.

Earl Lloyd, one of the 1st Black NBA players | African American ...

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He was an African American basketball player, the first Black man to play in a National Basketball Association (NBA) game. ... To become a Professional Athlete.

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.

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 ...

Earl Lloyd: Basketball player who was the first black man to play in ...

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Mar 16, 2015 ... The basketball player Earl Lloyd was the first African-American in the NBA with the old Washington Capitols in 1950. He later became the ...

First Black NBA Player Debuted Halloween Night, 1950 | The Black ...

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Oct 30, 2007 ... Lloyd could have been the first black player to sign an NBA contract except ... Back then, black players with pro ambition were limited to virtually ...

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.

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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 ...

Chuck Cooper, one of the NBA's first Black players | African ...

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On this date in 1926, Chuck Cooper was born. He was an African American basketball player and later a city official. He was born in Pittsburgh, the son of Daniel ...