Basketball Long Before the NBA
The sport basketball was famously invented by James Naismith in 1891, and within a matter of years, African Americans picked up the sport and began playing. Claude Johnson is the author of The Black Fives and has researched extensively the history of African American basketball teams predating integrated professional basketball leagues in the United States.
Host: Caree Banton
Guest: Claude Johnson
Producer: Matthew Moore
Associate Producer: Rachel Bernstein
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