“The Black Fives” is a short film by award winning director Marco Williams, produced by the New York Historical Society to introduce the first-ever comprehensive museum exhibition on the Black Fives Era of basketball (1904–1950).

The Black Fives short film stillThe exhibition will be open from March 14, 2014 through July 20, 2014.

It is a collaboration between the New-York Historical Society, Claude Johnson, and the Black Fives Foundation.

The film is narrated by Johnson, founder and executive director of the Black Fives Foundation, who is also the museum’s guest curator for the exhibition.