BLACK FIVES: The Alpha Physical Culture Club's Pioneering African American Basketball Team, 1904-1923 by Claude Johnson
Approx. 17,900 words.
Published on March 18, 2012.
The Alpha Physical Culture Club's basketball team became famous during the 1910s playing within strict amateur ideals. But times were changing. New black fives dreamed of play-for-pay. Which ideal would prevail? The future of hoops was at stake.