Black legends from the early years of basketball will be honored during a special reception and week-long exhibit at the Church of Scientology in Feb 2015.
The Nashville Church of Scientology is working with a number of organizations to make Black History Month very special in 2015. The first in a series of events the church will host will be a week-long exhibit of memorabilia from the early years of the Harlem Globetrotters and New York Rens. The exhibit comes from the Black Legends of Professional Basketball Foundation, founded by former Globetrotter, Dr. John Kline.
The exhibit is set to open on February 1, 2015 with a reception and meet-and-greet with Dr. Kline at 2pm.
Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the church, says, “It is important to recognize the struggle and courage these early Globetrotters had. They were pioneers, and deserve to be honored for their place in the history of human rights as much as basketball.”
The exhibit, which includes pamphlets, posters and photos of the early years of basketball (1900-1960), will be on display for one week.
The opening reception will be Sunday, February 1, 2015 at 2:00pm, at the Church of Scientology, 1130 8th Avenue South. The exhibit will open that day and will remain open to the public for one week. For more information, call Julie Brinker at 615-687-4600.