The Hartford Tigerettes, based in Hartford, Connecticut, were an African American women’s basketball team that played from the late-1940s into the mid-1950s.

Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Established: Late 1940s
Captain: Lenora Gordon

The Tigerettes began as a touring women’s softball team, but after expanding into basketball, their athleticism quickly translated onto the hardwood court as dominating members of the Connecticut Girls Basketball League.

Photograph of the Tigerettes basketball team from Hartford.(Black Fives Foundation Archives)