Port Washington's African-American Heritage

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.

April 21st, 2009 · 7 Comments · Work


  • Wayne Lynn Dumpson

    William “Showboat” Dumpson is a legend come true.

  • Jeffrey Dumpson

    Bill, I am glad to be a relative of yours and hope I have helped maintain the great of the family name.

  • shah'keilah dumpson

    im proud to carry the lastname dumpson…im very honored

  • Marvin Cisco

    Bill showboat Dumpson was a great inspriation to me as a kid growing up in Westbury. He never let us lose site of greatness, no matter what it was.

    I am a better man having been lucky enough to know him, and been a friend of the family.

  • Ikea Johnson

    i love you grandpa , happy fathers dayy !

  • Keith Dumpson

    I Love My Family With All My Heart Eventhough I’m not With them They Are Always In My Heart & I’m PROUD To Carry That Name. I Love You All. Keith Dumpson:)

  • bill, its eric bauman. i think of ypu and remember the good times we shared at the annex. please leave me a message back. god bless you. 516-582-0255

    My number is 516-582-0255.,please respond. Peace

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