Monday, October 11, 2010

PAST: The Emergence and Legacy of African American Basketball - National Conference FRI, Nov 12th & SAT, Nov 13th - Free and Open to the Public

This Friday and Saturday, November 12th-13th, Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with DC Basketball, Inc., the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, Howard University Department of Health, Human Performance & Leisure Studies, the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture, and YMCA of the USA, will present the first-ever conference on the history of black basketball. The date coincides with the 100-year anniversary of the 1910 YMCA "12th Streeters" basketball team’s victory in the "World Colored Basketball Championship."

All events are free and open to the public. Please see details here!

Friday, November 12th
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Hear about the early days of professional basketball from Earl Lloyd, the first African American to play in an NBA game – with the Washington Capitols in 1950 – and Dave Bing, who joined the Detroit Pistons in 1966, was named one of the 50 greatest players in the NBA in 1996, and now serves as the mayor of Detroit.

A moderated roundtable discussion with author William Rhoden, New York Times sports columnist as moderator, Hall of Famer Earl Lloyd, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, and Dave Wiggins George Mason professor and sports Historian. Roundtable discussion will be followed by a book signing. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Colored World Basketball Championship game.

Please arrive 15 to 20 minutes early to clear security at the entrance of the museum.

Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History
Carmichael Auditorium
1400 Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Smithsonian

Saturday, November 13th
9:00am - 4:30pm
Full schedule here

Howard University
Burr Gymnasium
2400 6th St, NW
Metro: Shaw - Howard University

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