Black Fives Artifact of the Week (5) "A Special Book"

The Black Fives Artifact of the Week (5): "A Special Book" | Claude Johnson takes you on a brief video tour of the spots that link to this special book, by a beloved athlete, activist, and scholar, which inspired the mission of the Black Fives Foundation. #makehistorynow

Posted by Black Fives on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

 
 

This week’s artifact from the Black Fives Foundation Historical Archive is a special book by a beloved athlete, activist, and scholar. (Hint: There’s a stadium named after him.)

The book is special to us because back in 1996, it inspired Claude Johnson to begin his journey of research and discovery about the pre-NBA history of African Americans in basketball, which eventually led to the formation of our organization.

Something else makes it very special though.

Which book? Who wrote it? What stadium? How did that come about? What else? To find out, watch the video!

It’s your turn to #makehistorynow!

Claude Johnson on location in Brooklyn

Black Fives Foundation founder and executive director Claude Johnson in Brooklyn explaining how this week’s artifact inspired him to begin the journey discovery that led to the formation of the organization.