SU Press book “Moonfixer” featured on NPR news

Moonfixer: The Basketball Journal of Earl Lloyd, a memoir by Earl Lloyd with Sean Kirst and published by the Syracuse University Press, was recently featured on Weekend Edition Sunday, a program on National Public Radio (NPR) News. Lloyd was the first African American to play in a National Basketball Association game. His memoir recalls his “incredible journey” which included six seasons as a member of the Syracuse Nationals basketball team.

In a segment entitled “Black Basketball Player Pioneer Remembers a Barrier Broken” that aired on February 23, host Liane Hansen speaks with Lloyd about his experience breaking racial barriers. She juxtaposes his journey to that of Jackie Robinson, the first African American to play major league baseball. Click here to listen to the full interview online.

Weekend Edition Sunday covers newsmakers, artists, scientists, politicians, musicians, writers, thinkers, theologians and all manner of news events. The program is broadcasted on nearly 600 NPR stations across the United States and around the world on NPR Worldwide.

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