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Manny Breland a Living Legend

Manny Breland was the first African-American to receive a basketball scholarship from Syracuse University He is the pioneer. He started the biggest revolution in Syracuse sports history. In 1953, Manny Breland, a Syracuse resident, became the first African-American to receive a basketball scholarship to play at Syracuse University, a campus mostly defined by white students. Read More »