The New York Renaissance, also known as the Harlem Renaissance Big Five or Rens, was an all-black professional basketball team founded in 1923 by Robert "Bob" Douglas, a few years before the Harlem Globetrotters. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and Comedy. They were named after the Harlem Renaissance Casino and Ballroom on 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, an upscale reception hall of that time, which served as their titular home court. The Harlem Renaissance was named after the anthology The New Negro, edited by Alain Locke in 1925 Seventh Avenue / Adam Clayton Powell Jr Boulevard is a thoroughfare on the West Side of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. The team actually played most of their games on the road, barnstorming across the country out of necessity because they were unable to join any professional leagues due to racial discrimination.
The team played its first game on November 3, 1923. The Rens were the dominant basketball team of the 1920's and 1930's. During the 1932-33 regular season, the Rens compiled a record of 112-8. During that season, the Rens won 88 consecutive games, a mark that has never been matched by a professional basketball team. In 1939, the Rens became the first all-black team to win a championship game, when they beat the Oshkosh All-Stars, 34-25, in the World Basketball Tournament in Chicago. World Professional Basketball Tournament was an invitational Tournament for professional Basketball teams in the United States held in Chicago
The team compiled a 2588-539 record over its history. A high point was the defeat of the NBL champions Oshkosh All-Stars in 1939. The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949. The Oshkosh All-Stars were a professional Basketball team based in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Many sporting events did not take place because of World War II.
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