#56 Ben Green on the History of the Harlem Globetrotters

May 1, 2017
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The Harlem Globetrotters are one of those great parts of American culture that almost everyone knows and loves. For most of us today, the Globetrotters are outstanding entertainers. But did you know that in the mid-20th century the Globetrotters were probably the single best basketball team on the planet? Did you know that they did travel the globe as agents of the US Department of State during the Cold War, but that they are not, in fact, from Harlem? If you want to know how all of this happened (and how the Globetrotters saved the NBA), you’re going to love this interview with historian Ben Green on the History of the Harlem Globetrotters.



The Harlem Globetrotters in 1950.

The Harlem Globetrotters in 1950.

Links:
-Ben Green, Spinning the Globe: The Rise, Fall, and Return to Greatness of the Harlem Globetrotters, (Amistad, 2006). 



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