EBONY Magazine’s wonderful article about the unveiling of the new Black Fives Era compilation of Brooklyn-related vintage African American basketball images at the Barclays Center.

Here is a brief excerpt:

The Black Fives foundation, founded by historian/author Claude Johnson and descendants of the historic team celebrated the exhibit’s unveiling recently at a community event. Johnson and the Black Fives were also honored at a Brooklyn Nets game, where John Rhea, President of the New York City Housing Authority formally proclaimed February 10, 2013, as “Black Fives Day” in the City of New York on behalf of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who was unable to attend.

Nets GM Billy King with Claude Johnson

With descendants of African American basketball pioneers at center court, Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King presents award to Black Fives Foundation Exec. Dir. Claude Johnson (Photo: Toya Menzie).

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