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Barksdale, Donald Argee (Don)

Born: 1923 AD
Died: 1993 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Basketball Player


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.





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