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Boston Celtics Bill Russel visits Liberia 1961

Comments by Ijoma Flemister: Boston Celtics great Bill Russell in 1961 at Cuttington College, Suakoko, Liberia: My freshman-college twin uncles (in background) Clifford Lawrence Flemister (l) and Clifton Louis Flemister (r) in basketball pickup scrimmage with the great Bill Russell, pictured here (in foreground) wearing his Boston Celtics jersey #6. Bill Russell then owned a rubber farm at Salala, Liberia.

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