The Class Outline
In the early 1940’s and 50’s, millions witnessed the Harlem Globetrotters’ brand of play. The Globetrotters were instrumental in introducing the spectacular performances we witness in the NBA today. The history of the Original Harlem Globetrotters was a team who traveled around the world introducing firsthand the intricacies of the game, who were recognized as Good Will Ambassadors and showcased the talents of young African Americans. They will always be compared synonymously with laughter and good times. Being very young and worldly in an era marked with the travesty of injustice, they were denied equal rights as citizens in their own country. Parents will have an opportunity to give other examples of these injustices, some of which were set right by the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960’s.