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...
Harry Lew – First Black Player in Professional Basketball. Harry “Bucky” Lew was
the first recorded African-American to sign a professional basketball contract.
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 ...
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.
Apr 30, 2013 ... ... of recent publicity about Jackie Robinson being the first black player in ...
written about the first African-Americans in professional basketball.
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 ...
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.
Learn more about the history of Harry 'Bucky' Lew, the first African-American
professional basketball player, at Biography.com.
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 ...