Sherman “Jocko” Maxwell, the First Black Sportscaster, Dies At 100

Posted in Blogroll on July 22nd, 2008 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: Amanda Brown/ The Star-Ledger)

Complications from pneumonia

Jocko Maxwelll died this morning in West Chester, a town minutes from where I reside. Wish I could have met him and thanked him personally for what he’s done for all of us. Who knew of Maxwell? We have to write our history or it isn’t going to be written for us. It’s no one’s responsibility but our own.

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