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Indiana State Teacher's College Coach John Wooden initially declined an invitation to play in the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball post-season tournament. At the time, the NAIB did not allow black players to participate in the…

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The North Carolina Central University for Negroes basketball team faced an all-white basketball team from Duke Medical School in secret in 1944. After meeting at the Durham YMCA for clandestine prayer meetings, they planned a game for Sunday, March 2…

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This image depicts the handshake between Joe Dan Gold and Jerry Harkness before the 1963 regional playoff game. Harkness captained Loyola and Gold was the captain for Mississippi State. The game took place in in Ann Arbor, Michigan in front of a huge…

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This Mississippi State team won the Southeastern Conference championship in the 1962-63 season. Coached by Babe McCarthy and captained by Joe Dan Gold, they defied the unwritten state law not to play integrated teams. They chose to enter the NCAA…

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This Loyola Chicago team broke barriers in the 1962-1963 season by starting 4 black players, more than any team had ever started in the history of collegiate basketball. The team was coached by George Ireland. Team captain was a black player, Jerry…
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