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The Peace Basketball Tournament

Updated: September 25, 2012, 10:16 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

It was a day when they were told that they would not be preached to or profiled. And they weren't.

It was a day when the words of the black national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing," sung before the games, seemed to take on a different meaning.

Sing a song full of the faith that the dark past has taught us. Sing a song full of the hope that the present has brought us.

It was a day when no one passed judgment on a 19-year-old for playing basketball ...

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