Five of the veteran Harlem Globetrotters members living in the New York Metropolitan area will be recognized for their perseverance in the face of adversity and racism on and off the basketball court and Mark Johnson, author of Basketball Slave: The Andy Johnson Story, will sign copies of his book at the New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women’s general membership meeting and Black History Month celebration.
Here are the fab five:
· Carl Green who starred with the “Trotters” from 1954 – 1959;
· Herman Taylor, 1952- 1959;
· Charlie Hoxie, 1955- 1958;
· William “Pony” Wilson and
· Wally Choice, 1956- 1957;
Virginia Montague, President of the New York Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, has encouraged members and friends to bring their spouses and sons to learn more about the history of the world-renowned team and about the activities of the Coalition.
Mark Johnson’s Basketball Slave: The Andy Johnson Story is “filled to the brim with extraordinary tales from behind the scenes of the early Original Harlem Globetrotters and loaded with a wealth of historical information never disclosed about the slow, quota-based inception of African American athletes in the NBA. This book clarifies the role of the Original Harlem Globetrotters in making the NBA the multi-billion dollar organization it is today.”
THE NEW YORK COALITION OF 100 BLACK WOMEN
Salute to the HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS Black History Month Celebration and Book Signing.
Saturday, February 26, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Our Children’s Foundation, 527 W. 125th St., bet., Old Broadway and Amsterdam Ave.,3rd Floor