The Black Legends of Professional Basketball Foundation will be exhibiting memorabilia during Black History Month at the Nashville Church of Scientology. The exhibit is set to open on Feb. 7th with a reception and meet-and-greet at 12:00pm and will be on display for one week.
The exhibit will include pamphlets, posters and photos from the early years of basketball (1900-1960), featuring the Harlem Globetrotters and the New York Rens. There will be a special section dedicated to Tennessee State University graduates who went on to play with the Harlem Globetrotters.
The Black Legends of Professional Basketball Foundation was founded by former Globetrotter, Dr. John “Jumpin’ Johnny” Kline.
Rev. Brian Fesler, pastor of the Church of Scientology, 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 will be displayed in the atrium of the Nashville Church of Scientology, 1130 8th Avenue South. The exhibit will open on Feb. 7th and will remain open to the public for one week. For more information, call Julie Brinker at 615-687-4600.