Just after basketball was invented in 1891, teams were often called fives, for their five starting players.
Teams of only African American players were called colored fives, Negro fives, or black fives.
For African Americans, the Black Fives Era paralleled the advancement of black culture itself. These teams and players fostered hope, unity, and self-esteem during difficult times.
The men and women of the Black Fives Era were true basketball pioneers who opened doors for generations of African American players.
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