The Black Fives: The Epic Story of Basketball's Forgotten Era (Hardcover)
by Claude Johnson
*out of print*
Historian Claude Johnson has made it his mission to change that. An advocate fiercely committed to our history, for more than two decades Johnson has conducted interviews, mined archives, collected artifacts, and helped to preserve this historically important African American experience that otherwise would have been lost, establishing The Black Fives Foundation. This essential book is the result of his work, a landmark narrative history that braids together the stories of these forgotten pioneers and rewrites our understanding of the story of basketball.
About the Author
Claude Johnson is a historian and founder of the Black Fives Foundation. He has a BS in civil engineering and economics from Carnegie Mellon and an MS in mechanical engineering from Stanford. During a 20-year career in corporate America, Johnson held management and executive positions at IBM, American Express, NBA Properties, Nike, Phat Farm, and Benetton Sportsystem. He left to become a stay-at-home dad to his three student-athlete three sons, each of whom became NCAA Division I student-athletes; the oldest two in football and his youngest in basketball.
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Date Published: May 24, 2022
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