The Lawrence Promoters: High School Basketball in the Days of Jim Crow - Panel Discussion
April 23, 2015, 7:00 PM CT
Moderated by William Tuttle, American Studies Professor, University of Kansas
The Promoters was a basketball team comprised of black high school students in Lawrence from the 1920s -1940s. In the early 20th century, segregation policies changed how high school sports were organized. Former teammates suddenly found themselves divided by race. With little resources, the Promoters competed against other all-black teams in Kansas City and Topeka. Several team members remain in Lawrence today. Hear their stories.
This event supports "Of Two Minds: The Conventional and Unconventional Sides of Lawrence Sports," a series of public events. The project is part of "Hometown Teams," a statewide initiative exploring the way sports build and unite communities.
Watkins Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts St
Lawrence, KS 66044-2961
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Sponsored by: Watkins Museum of History