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How Blacks Got into Basketball

March 16, 2014
Before there was the NBA, there were the African American basketball leagues. In 1904, a Washington, D.C. teacher, Edwin Bancroft "EB" Handerson introduced the game to his students and soon black teams (including the Harlem Globetrotters) spread across the country. This overlooked history is the focus of a new show at the New York Historical Society . The memorabilia was collected over 15 years ... Read more . . .
Creative: Tronvig Group