"The First To Do It," a film about WVSU's Earl Lloyd

Sunday, February 26    3 p.m. P. Ahmed Williams Auditorium, Ferrell Hall


An exclusive screening for WVSU students, faculty, staff and alumni.


Black History Month events at WVSU will also include a special, invitation-only screening of the new documentary “The First To Do It,” which chronicles the life and times of WVSU alum Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in the NBA. Following his college playing career at WVSU, on Oct. 31, 1950, Lloyd stepped onto the basketball court with the Washington Capitols and became the first African-American to play in the NBA. The new feature-length documentary examines his journey, from growing up in deeply segregated Alexandria, Va., to witnessing the first black President of the United States. Lloyd also went on to become the first African-American to win an NBA championship and the first African-American fulltime head coach in the NBA for the Detroit Pistons.


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