Alice Dolores Hamilton, 75, a groundbreaking athlete who worked for Philadelphia city government for five decades, died Friday, Sept. 28, of liver and kidney failure at Emory University Hospital Midtown in Atlanta. She was a former resident of Overbrook.
In 1954, when she graduated with honors from Overbrook High School, she played basketball for the Rockettes, which son Afraizh said was Philadelphia's first women's professional roundball team.
Known as Dolores Hamilton, she is featured in an exhibit about athletes at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, her son said.
In 1960, she cofounded Cycle Queens of America and, for more than a dozen years, took motorcycle trips with the group from coast to coast, and to Canada and Mexico, her son said.