This is the "Bukey Lew" page of the "Harry "Bucky" Lew" guide.
Alternate Page for Screenreader Users
Skip to Page Navigation
Skip to Page Content

Harry "Bucky" Lew  

Lowell’s Harry “Bucky” Lew is believed to be the country’s first black professional basketball player.
Last Updated: Nov 19, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts
Bukey Lew Print Page

Bucky Lew

Untitled Document

Harry "Bucky" Lew (1884-1963)
Produced by WSBK-TV, Boston (9:21 minutes)

FROM:  Wikipedia entry for Harry Lew

"Harry "Bucky" Lew was born in Dracut, Massachusetts, the son of William and Isabell Lew. A member of an African-American family with a long history in Massachusetts. His great-great-grandfather, Barzillai Lew, was a freeman who served in the American Revolution. His great-great-aunt Lucy Lew and her husband Thomas Dalton were civil rights activists. The home of his grandparents, Adrastus and Elizabeth Lew, was a station on the Underground Railroad. His father, William Lew, was a delegate to the 1891 Equal Rights Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. Like generations of Lews, Bucky Lew was a talented musician and played a violin solo at his graduation from the Moody Grammar School. In the late 1890s, he entered his father's dry cleaning business in downtown Lowell."


Loading  Loading...