The 40th John Hunter Bob Douglas Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Sunday, June 2 at Our Children’s Foundation, 527 W. 125th St.
The organization was founded in 1972 by Eddie Younger and his sister Lorraine 40 years ago in the village of Harlem. It is, without question, the most enduring keeper of Black sports history in the nation. It is the home of the greatest African-American pioneers in existence. It is the home of Jackie Robinson, Paul Robeson, Althea Gibson, Joe Louis, Joe Yancy, Jersey Joe Walcott, Alice Coachman, Wilma Rudolph, Monte Irvin, Larry Doby, Clarence “Big House” Gaines, John McLendon, Pop Gates, James “Cool” Bell and so many other legendary African-American pioneers. On Sunday, Steve Burtt, Fred Thompson, Wally Jones and Ed Grezinsky will join them.
The program starts at 1 p.m. Call 917-774-0046 or 917-552-8276 for more information.