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John B. McLendon, Jr.: First Black Basketball Coach at a Predominantly White University

John B. McLendon, Jr. was a pioneering American basketball coach who is recognized as the first African-American basketball coach at a predominantly white university and the first African-American head coach in any professional sport. McLendon Jr. was born in Hiawatha, Kansas to John Blanche McLendon and a college teacher, Effie Katherine McLendon. McLendon Jr. was […]

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