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When ‘Jim Crow’ Got Blown Out On The Basketball Court

A forgotten 1950 basketball game and America’s struggle against racism

1949–50 CCNY Men’s Div I Basketball Team, Photo Credit — Golden Magazine (no longer in publication) — PD

In 1950, City College of New York’s (CCNY) Men’s Basketball team accomplished a feat that will never be accomplished again. The team, led by their coach Nat Holman, won both the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) and the NCAA Men’s Basketball championship.

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