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Tue, 10.31.1950

First Black plays in NBA

Earl Lloyd

On this date in 1950, Earl Lloyd became the first African American to play in an NBA game.

The contest was between the Washington Capitols and the Rochester Royals with Rochester winning 78-70.

Reference:
1001 things everyone should know about African American History
by Jeffery C. Stewart,
Copyright 1996, DoubleDay
ISBN 0-385-47309-5

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