1950 October 31

Earl Lloyd First African-American in NBA

 

Earl Lloyd played with the Washington Capitols on this day, becoming the first African-American to play in the National Basketball Association.

See Earl Lloyd on Oprah: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNOIGFTuXaQ

Learn more about Earl Lloyd: http://www.nba.com/sixers/community/earl_lloyd_050208.html

And more: http://www.visionaryproject.org/lloydearl/

Learn more about African American history: Henry Louis Gates, Life Upon These Shores: Looking at African American History, 1513-2008 (2011)

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