There is a great piece about Black Fives Era history by Dante A. Ciampaglia in the November edition of Sports Illustrated for Kids, which is also the 2014 NBA Preview Issue.
The richly illustrated full-page segment, called “Basketball History: Hidden Hardcourt Heroes,” covers not only the history of the period’s African American basketball pioneers but also some of the activities and programs of the Black Fives Foundation.
We feel honored to be included in such an important publication, and more importantly, we are thrilled that they are helping to make this history—and the subject of history in general—more interesting for kids.
Because the more interest that’s generated in the humanities, the more the academic achievement gap—the observed persistent disparity of educational measures between groups of students who differ by socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, and/or gender—will tend to close. Every little bit helps.
Thank you Dante and Sports Illustrated for Kids.