Basketball Player. Isiah Lord Thomas III was born on April 30, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois. He was the ninth child and youngest son of Isiah Thomas II and Mary Thomas. Thomas grew up on the West Side of Chicago, where poverty, violence, drug use, and gangs were part of everyday life. His father was the first African American supervisor to be employed by the Chicago International Harvester plant; when he lost his job he became resentful and depressed and abandoned the family when Thomas was three... więcej
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2020. 3p.