Bob Douglas, Father Of Black Professional Basketball And Founder Of The NY Rens Basketball Team

Robert L. Douglas, November 4, 1882 – July 16, 1979, was the founder of the New York Renaissance “Rens” basketball team in Harlem, NY. Nicknamed the “Father of Black Professional Basketball.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Renaissance Casino, Harlem, NY 1923

The Harlem Renaissance Ballroom opened in 1923, built by the black-owned Sarco Realty Company, at 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, in Harlem, NY, quaked with the frenzied rhythms of the Lindy Hop. Continue Reading →