My interview on the CUNY-TV series “African-American Legends,” hosted by Dr. Roscoe C. Brown, Jr., will air this coming Monday, March 25.
Edwin B. Henderson — a Black Fives Era pioneer who is known as the “Grandfather of Black Basketball” — has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame! He is “unsung” no more.
The University of Indianapolis is honoring the memory and contributions of two alums, African American basketball pioneers Ray and George Crowe, by renaming one of its student residences after them.
Here is the complete Introduction to Claude Johnson’s upcoming new book, “BLACK FIVES: The Alpha Physical Culture Club’s Pioneering African American Basketball Team, 1904-1923.”
This is what several great people say about Claude Johnson’s upcoming new book, the first in a series detailing the pre-NBA history of African American basketball pioneers.
Zachariah “Zack” Clayton, one of the all-time greatest basketball players of the Black Fives Era as a star for the New York Renaissance and other teams, was born on May 4, 1910 in Philadelphia.