Violet Palmer becomes first black female referee in the NBA

November 1997
Jet;11/17/97, Vol. 92 Issue 26, p50
States that Violet Palmer joins colleague Dee Kanter as the National Basketball Association league's first two women referees. Career highlights of Palmer; Comments from Palmer.


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