Courting Equality

Lewis Museum exhibit highlights African-American basketball players who blazed a civil rights trail

May 15, 2006|By JOE BURRIS | JOE BURRIS,SUN REPORTER

Before there were Dr. J, Air Jordan, Phi Slamma Jamma, high-fives, sky hooks and finger rolls, there was Harry "Bucky" Lew.

Perhaps you've never heard of him. Lew began playing professional basketball in 1902 -- back when double dribbling was permitted in games but African-Americans were not.

The Quest For Equality: African-American Pioneers In The Sport of Basketball Exhibit is at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, 830 E. Pratt St. Call 443-263-1800 or visit africanamericanculture.org

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