Port Washington's African-American Heritage

The Dumpsons

Dorothy Dumpson at Littig House Family Reunion


The Dumpsons on Harbor Road, 1920s


Gerald Biddle's Class, Grade 2, Sands Point School, 1942

afam008Top: (l-r) Malcolm Hill, Ralph Ciminera, Earl Da Costa, Gerald Biddle
Middle: (l-r) Tommy Dumpson, Wilbur Lewis, Carl Held, Donald Hansen, Lindsay Wiles, Henry Baginski
Bottom: (l-r) Jean Kelly, Joan Curtin, Wilma Noga, Helena Jenkins, Gloria Veit, Rita Karemski, Carolyn Gaeta, Francis Clyde, Laura Dumpson

Clarence Phillips & Bill Dumpson, June 1983

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

Dorothy Dumpson, 1940


Biddles and Dumpsons off to WWII


(l. to r.) Harold Tyson, Lorenzo Loze, Walter Biddle, Evelyn “Niecey” Loze, Frank Miller, “Buddy” Dumpson, Harry Townsend, Francis Eato

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.

Margaret Dumpson, 1942

afam039Margaret Dumpson’s High School photo, signed:

Best Wishes
To the family

Dorothy Dumpson, 1983

afam085Photo by Dorothea Hahn.