Found May 11, 2012 on Online Sports Guys:
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((HT: NBA TV))The NBA lost a piece of its history Wednesday...Ken Hudson was the NBA's first African-American referee who started his career in 1968. The 2009 recipient of the Mannie Jackson Award was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in that class...He passed of Stage 4 prostate cancer and had been given lifetime status as an NBA Observer by Commissioner David Stern after his reffing career came to a close. Hudson was a staunch supporter of HBCU programs and their efforts and was also a retired executive at Coca-Cola.Here's Hudson with Rick Kamla talking about his barriers...
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