Black football team practicing
Original Author: Unknown
Created: ca. 1903
Medium: Gelatin silver photographic print

Boys Football Team

A circa 1903 photograph shows the football team organized by the Locust Street Social Settlement in Hampton. Founded and overseen by Janie Porter Bennett, the Locust Street organization offered social clubs and classes devoted to the domestic arts, agriculture, and education; recreational opportunities; and childcare support for the local Black community.