Basketball AND the Roaring 20's

We’re having a big party on Saturday.

Unfortunate thing is that everyone else is too. Well, it’s not unfortunate for everyone, just unfortunate for us, because people may be less inclined to attend OUR party. Either way, GO HEELS!

I was planning to reveal interesting facts about the 1920’s every day this week, in anticipation for Saturday’s Roaring 20’s party– and I suppose just because everyone is dizzy in anticipation for saturday’s b-ball game doesn’t mean I still can’t do that. Would be nice if there was a way to entwine the two.

Oh, wait.

Interestingly, the world of1920’s Lost Generation and Art Deco does connect to the sweet joy of b-ball. Read below for details.

Harlem Renaissance

The African American culture developed rapidly during the 1920s under the title of the “Harlem Renaissance”. In 1921, the Black Swan Corporation opened. At its height it issued ten recordings a month. All-African-American musicals also started up in 1921. In 1923, the Harlem Renaissance Basketball Club was founded by Robert Douglas. During the later 1920s, and especially in the 1930s, the basketball team became known as the best in the world.

So, if the 20’s never existed or weren’t as interesting as they were, we may not be celebrating the madness now. Having said that, we know that everyone wants to watch the game. That is why we are going to do EVERYTHING in our power to get the game playing at the Metropolitan Room, Saturday night, at 8pm, at good ol’ 109 Green Street, downtown Fayetteville. Be there or be balled. ;) (You can buy your tickets online here.)

Stay tuned for more interesting quips and tidbits about the ROARING 20’s. (but i doubt there will be anymore basketball facts, sorry!)

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