This edition: Claude Johnson, Founder & Executive Director, Black Fives FoundationTweet
Original tape date: March 15, 2013.
First aired: March 25, 2013.
During 1904 to 1950, there were dozens of African American basketball teams that played before the racial integration of the NBA known as the Black Fives.
Tune in to this episode of African American Legends as our host, Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr. sits down with Founder & Executive Director of the Black Fives Foundation, Claude Johnson to discuss who these players were, what things have changed since this "Black Fives Era" and what he is doing to share their stories.
For more information on the Black Fives Foundation, please visit: www.blackfivesfoundation.org
Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr. Director, Urban Education Policy Center, CUNY Graduate Center.
Claude Johnson Founder & Executive Director, Black Fives Foundation