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Banned from hotel, Elgin Baylor refuses to play...

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January 17, 1959

THE NEW YORK TIMES, January 17, 1959

*  Elgin Baylor refuses to play in West Virginia
* Negro team members banned from "white's only" hotel

The 1st column of the front page has heading: "Baylor, N.B.A. Star, Balks at Hotel Ban", which states in part: "Elgin Baylor, rookie star of the professional Minneapolis Lakers, refused to play tonight... in protest...". It continues: "The entire Minneapolis team walked out of a mid-town hotel when Mr. Baylor and two other Negro members of the Laker's were denied rooms. The registered at a near-by Negro hotel", with more. The article continues on pg.7, column 3. 
The issue is believed to be complete in 40 pages, but is being offered for the described content. There are multiple archival mends to the reverse side, none of which impact the key content. Even toning and a rough left spine. The issue needs to be handled carefully, but the article is in very good condition.

Category: World War II