This Day in Jewish History, 1966 The Short Jew Who Invented the Harlem Globetrotters Passes On

Abe Saperstein was a businessman, not a civil rights activist, but the Globetrotters (and their shtick) did a lot to advance equality in sports.

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On March 15, 1966, Abe Saperstein, the extraordinary sports entrepreneur who founded and owned basketball’s Harlem Globetrotters, died, at age 63. Saperstein was a showman with a great sense of humor, but he...