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On This Day in West Virginia History, January 16th

January 16, 2023

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

On January 16, 1959, Minneapolis Lakers basketball star Elgin Baylor boycotted a game in Charleston to protest a local hotel's refusal to accommodate the team's African American players.

Learn more: Elgin Baylor Boycotts Basketball Game in Charleston "Segregation Ruling Ires Pro Player" "Warming Up" "Baylor's Refusal to Play Here Brings ABC Protest" Document-Based Questions

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