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BIOGRAPHY - Daniel McLaurin


Daniel McLaurin III, born in Durham, North Carolina, known to the Durham public as “Danny Mac.”. Hillside high school Alumni class of 1966. A forward on the 1965-championship basketball team, starting forward on the 1966-Fabulous Pony Express record setting basketball team. Received a scholarship to Durham Business College 1967-1969. Starting point guard on the championship team, made All Conference and All tournament teams, small college Honorable Mention All America, averaged 27 points and 10 assists per game.

Received a scholarship to North Carolina A&T University in 1969, led the freshman team in scoring with 22-points a game scoring average. In 1973, I was invited as a free agent by the NBA Washington Bullets . I Lived in Washington DC for a number of years, worked for the state of Maryland probation department.
Before moving to Pasadena, California in 1976. Worked as an insurance agent for 1-year, earned several awards: Salesman of the month, District salesman of the month, Regional salesman of the month and Salesman of the year. I left the insurance work force to work for the Los Angeles Municipal and Compton Municipal court systems as an Own Recognizant investigator.

My last job was manger of a Chevy dealership. I am retired from the work force. I am the author of two published books “32 Minutes of Greatness The Untold Story” published by Author House in 2003. Vol. 2 “32 Minutes Of Greatness: Special Edition” published in 2009 by Falcon Creek Publishing Company.
Black History Month, February 20, 2004 there was a segment done on national television from my book “32 Minutes Of Greatness” by ESPN ‘Outside The Lines, Nightly’. My books are in several libraries around the country.

Currently I speak at different venues. I have been interviewed by several newspaper organizations in the state of North Carolina, and the state of California. I have done radio and cable television shows in North Carolina and California. Since 2003, I have been invited to several author festivals and book signings. I write to inspire and enlighten others about social issues that maybe beneficial to society. Personally, I think that Black History is also main stream American history.

“ Black history is an Oyster that sometimes produces a rare Pearl”
— DMC, III.



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