Black Fives, Inc. is dedicated to researching and preserving the history of pioneering all-black basketball teams that played from the early 1900s through the late 1940s, during a time when sports and life in America were harshly segregated--a period we call the Black Fives Era.
Through scholarly research, facilitation of archival preservation, trademark protection, thoughtful promotion, and educational initiatives, our goal is to bring the teams of the Black Fives Era back to life. Why? Because in the basketball family tree, this era is where our lineage started; those players are our on-court ancestors. This is our history. Learning about our past may teach us new things about ourselves, and allow us to put some present-day issues and circumstances into better perspective.
We are proud to be involved in such a worthwhile endeavor, and we hope that you become proud too, the minute you learn about Black Fives. --Claude Johnson, Founder of Black Fives, Inc.
Thirty oversized postcards (6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.) in a handy bound collection. ISBN 0-7649-3705-7.