To help celebrate ‪Jackie Robinson‬ Week, Claude Johnson of the Black Fives Foundation takes you on a 360° video tour of the spots that link to this rare historical basketball artifact, which brings up a little known detail about one of America’s greatest sports heroes and a connection to … ‪‎punk rock‬?

Artifact of the Week (7): "A Special Pass"

To help celebrate #JackieRobinsonDay this week, Claude Johnson of the Black Fives Foundation takes you on a 360º video tour of the spots that link to this rare historical basketball artifact, which brings up a little known detail about one of America's greatest sports heroes and a connection to … #punkrock? ;-) #makehistorynow

Posted by Black Fives on Monday, April 11, 2016

 
 

After finishing his debut season with the minor league Montreal Royals, Jackie signed a pro basketball contract with the Los Angeles Red Devils. Who else played on that team? Where did they play? Were they any good? What happened to them? What did Jackie think of the experience?

To find out, watch the video!

It’s your turn to #makehistorynow!
Red Devils Special Pass

Our Artifact of the Week (7): A special pass admitting the bearer and a guest to any Los Angeles Red Devils professional basketball game, signed by the team owner, Jack Duddy. (The Black Fives Foundation Historical Archive)