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UMES 30 Ep. 11--Earl Lloyd, The First African American To Play In The NBA

Mar 21, 2019

Lloyd meets Vice-President Joe Biden at the White House.
Credit The White House

In 1950, Earl Lloyd (1928 - 2015) became the first African American to play in the NBA, paving the way for the game of basketball to be integrated on the professional level.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

On this episode of UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright interviews Lloyd's son, Kevin Lloyd, looking back on his father's accomplishments and legacy in the world of professional sports.

(ORIGINAL AIR DATE: 2/10/2019)