“Playing the Numbers” Reviewed in the Journal of American History

Marcy Sacks, Associate Professor of History at Albion College, and author of Before Harlem: The Black Experience in New York City Before WW1, reviews Playing the Numbers in the June 2011 issue of the Journal of American History

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Basketball in 1920s Harlem

Sports loomed large among the entertainments patronized by Harlem's residents in the 1920s.   Basketball occupied the most prominent place. Romeo Dougherty, sportswriter for the Amsterdam News, argued that, "Here in Greater New York and New Jersey basketball has meant more to us than baseball for the latter sport among colored people has been so closely… Continue reading Basketball in 1920s Harlem