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.
Elgin Baylor Boycotts Basketball Game in Charleston
"Segregation Ruling Ires Pro Player"
"Baylor's Refusal to Play Here Brings ABC Protest"
On This Day in West Virginia History: January