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"Lindy Hop in Harlem: The Role of Social Dancing." Drop Me Off In Harlem." Artsedge.kennedy-center.org. N. p., 2018. Web. 14 Mar. 2018.
This 1914 archival footage features dancers exhibiting some amazingly modern moves.
An African American Timeline of Inclusion in Sports
1867 "Negro Ban" in baseball
1904 Negro Basketball Leagues formed.
1904 George Poage participates and medals in track and field during Olympics.
1908 John Baxter Taylor wins gold in track and field, representing the US in the Olympics.
1910 Jack Johnson becomes Heavyweight Boxing Champion
1920 Formation of the Negro National/American Baseball Leagues
1938 Joe Louis wins the "greatest professional fight of the 20th century"
1946 Jackie Robinson signs MLB
1940 UCLA Football star Kenny Washington is not picked for the NFL draft.
1947 Kenny Washington signs with NFL Los Angeles Rams
1950 Integration of the NBA
1966 Integration of college basketball.
The Harlem Globetrotters began as the "Savoy Big Five" in Chicago (1926). Their first game was played in Illinois, during which they wore jerseys that had the city name NEW YORK printed on them in order to impress upon fans that they were from the "big" city. The evolution of the name to the Harlem Globetrotters emphasized that they were an all-black traveling team in keeping with the cultural renaissance of the Harlem movement. They didn't actually play a game in Harlem until years later (1968). The Globetrotters did lose a game the the New York Renaissance (ironic!) in 1939, but thereafter returned to win again and again. The team was so good, often winning games with more than a 100 point spread, that players began to entertain themselves and their audiences with antics amid their skills. This style of play, both serious and entertaining, became and continues to be the team's trademark.
Johnson, Scott. How the Harlem Globetrotters Changed th World, Newsweek, Feb 12, 2017.
Gilligan, Heather. The Black-versus-White Basketball Game that Integrated the Sport,, Timeline, Feb 26, 2017
Grossman, Ron. How the Harlem Globetrotters Integrated the NBA, Chicago Tribune, Feb 14, 2015
Silent Parade Video, 1917. Wikimedia.
Boys, Bowery. "Listening To The Silent Parade Of 1917: The Forgotten Civil Rights March - The Bowery Boys: New York City History." The Bowery Boys: New York City History. N. p., 2017. Web. 14 Mar. 2018.
Brown, DeNeen, and DeNeen Brown. "Google Memorializes The Silent Parade When 10,000 Black People Protested Lynchings." Washington Post. N. p., 2018. Web. 14 Mar. 2018.
"A Silent Protest Parade In 1917 Set The Stage For Civil Rights Marches." miamiherald. N. p., 2018. Web. 14 Mar. 2018.
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