A 1926 article from black radical journal The Messenger, states, “In some places even in ‘Cracker-land,’ economic considerations are making for games between teams of white and Colored players. Good sportsmanship is the rule … and is robbing prejudice of much of its power.”
We had some very significant basketball history milestones this week. The Loendi Big Five On November 5, 1900, the Loendi Social and Literary Club was incorporated in Pittsburgh, Pa. The club’s basketball team, the Loendi Big Five, dominated black basketball during the 1910s and early 1920s. The organization itself was the most prestigious African American [...]
In 1916 the price for a room at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City was $2.00 to $3.00 per night. How did that compare to the average wages of Negroes back then?