Port Washington's African-American Heritage

Bill Dumpson

Clarence Phillips & Bill Dumpson, June 1983

afam103Taken at the Littig House Community Center.  Photo by Dorothea Hahn.

Bill "Showboat" Dumpson, Harlem Globetrotters [1960s?]

bill-showboat-dumpson-small-fileAccording to the Harlem Globetrotters All-Time Roster, William Dumpson was a guard, 6’1″, from South Carolina State A&M.  Bart Cosolito, former sports editor of the Port Washington News, once said, “Bill Dumpson was probably the Jackie Robinson of Nassau [County] basketball.”

Dumpson also played Negro Leagues Baseball from 1950-1953 for a number of teams, including the New York Black Yankees.  See his profile at the Negro Leagues Baseball eMuseum for more information about his athletic careers.

Bill Dumpson at Littig House Family Reunion

afam084Photo by Larry Brown.