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Breaking News: Bill Russell, who led the Celtics to 11 N.B.A. titles and was the first Black head coach in a major U.S. league, is dead at 88.

 
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Bill Russell, who led the Celtics to 11 N.B.A. titles and was the first Black head coach in a major U.S. league, is dead at 88.

Sunday, July 31, 2022 2:01 PM ET

He was also known for his visibility on civil rights issues: He took part in the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and was seated in the front row of the crowd to hear the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his "I Have a Dream" speech.

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