Bob “Showboat” Hall
This museum will provide an avenue for educational programs for schools and communities. It will show all of the achievements these basketball players made traveling from the schoolyard to the Pro's. It will help the compensatory education system for adults and children with readily available literature that will be provided by the museum along with the collected memorabilia. There will be lectures on overcoming adversity by guest speakers who are former athletes with help from videos of the men who faced all levels of discrimination.
This unique cultural heritage of African American and Jewish culturesis inherited from previous men and women who dedicated their lives to the game of basketball and developed our society as we know it today. This is a legacy which we often want to identify and must preserve because it reinforces our cultural identity or sense of who we are as a people.
There is no museum that, as it sole purpose, concentrates on researching, collecting, housing and maintaining this historical content concerning the Original Harlem Globetrotters or any players that played before 1960. In that era these players lost their names after they entered the professional ranks. This is way to preserve a piece of history.
Preserving pre-1960 team history as accurately as possible is our commitment. All information will be used for the sole purpose of this project. Effective September, 2010 The ANDY JOHNSON PRE-1960 ORIGINAL HARLEM GLOBETROTTER TEAM RESEARCH PROJECT has initiated a modified research objective.
We would also like to talk with family members of players, or individuals who remember watching games involving one of the many of the Pre-1960 Trotter games. If you know of anyone that holds information about the team, and would consent to an interview, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that the members of the research project will not and do not actively solicit information for resale.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Kristen Feden Gibbons Esq
Dr. LaLura White MD
Andrew Johnson Jr.
Janice Bell Sanders
NAACP Resolution-link (attached)
NBCLS letter (attached)