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Tue, 10.31.1950

The First Black Man Plays In The National Basketball Association

Earl Lloyd

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

The contest was between the Washington Capitals and the Rochester Royals with Rochester winning 78-70.
To Become an Athlete

Reference:

History.com

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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