Home » Athlete » Basketball Player » Barksdale, Donald Argee

Barksdale, Donald Argee

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 1993 AD

Donald Angelo "Don" Barksdale was a professional basketball player.


1923 – Donald Angelo "Don" Barksdale was born in Oakland, California.


1941 – He graduated from Berkeley High School.


1947 – Barksdale was the first African American to be named consensus All-American.


1948 – Don was the first African American to play with the US Olympic team.


1948 – Barksdale is widely noted as the first black disc jockey on Bay Area radio.


1950 – Don also began hosting "Sepia Review" on KRON-TV (Channel 4).


1953 – He became the first African American to appear in an NBA All-Star Game.


1993 – Donald Angelo "Don" Barksdale died 8th of March.