In 1924, DeHart Hubbard, a graduate of Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati, became the first African American individual Olympic gold medalist with a first-place victory in the long jump.

Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Nickname: “The Tamers”
Manager: DeHart Hubbard
Established: 1930

The Tamers, as they were sometimes called, would go on to play against all the best basketball squads in the area, both Black and White, including the Savoy Big Five, the New York Renaissance, West Virginia State College, Wilberforce University, and the Cleveland Elks as well as the Toledo South Park Shamrocks and the Columbus Turf Club, winning the 1929-30 Ohio Basketball Championship.

A promotional flyer announcing a game between the Lion Tamers and Lincoln University of Philadelphia.(Black Fives Foundation Archives)