A brief shout out to the Stentonworth Athletic Club of 1911, one of the first African American basketball teams in Philadelphia.

Stentonworth Athletic Club

The team featured Frank Forbes, a graduate of Southern Manual Training High School (which became South Philadelphia High School in 1915) where he was a dominating all-around athlete.

“Of the school and club men, Forbes is probably the best known,” wrote John Dancy, a Philadelphia sportswriter, in 1910, “at football, baseball, and basketball he is equally adept.”