The Black Fives Artifact of the Week (6): "A Brick"

Claude Johnson of the Black Fives Foundation takes you on a brief video tour of the spots that link to this historical item, literally one of the building blocks of America's basketball history as well as the Harlem Renaissance Period. #makehistorynow

Posted by Black Fives on Sunday, March 27, 2016

 
 

This week’s artifact from the Black Fives Foundation Historical Archive is literally one of the building blocks of America’s basketball history as well as the Harlem Renaissance Period.

It’s a brick. Not “brick” as in a terrible basketball shot that clangs off the rim or the backboard, but rather as in an actual piece of construction material.

Where did it come from? Who made it? Where was it used? How did we get it?

To find out, watch the video! (Hint: It has to do with this article: Requiem for a Demolished Harlem Shrine)

It’s your turn to #makehistorynow!

Claude Johnson on the Hudson

Black Fives Foundation founder and executive director Claude Johnson on location in the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York, across from Danskammer Point, once the world’s leading brick making region.