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The Emergence and Legacy of African American Basketball National Conference (Program Brochure)

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The Emergence and Legacy of African American Basketball National Conference (Program Brochure)

Subject

History
Basketball
Civil Rights
African-American History
Physical Education

Description

The program surveys the life of E.B. Henderson the "Grandfather of Black Basketball," and the rise of African-American basketball in Washington, DC in the early 20th century. Born in Washington, DC, Henderson earned a degree in physical education from Harvard University, and returned to his native city to start a basketball program at the 12th Street YMCA. Eventually his team formed the basis for the Howard University varsity team. The small brochure served as background information for the conference which featured celebrities from the basketball world including former NBA player and Detroit Mayor Dave Bing; and Earl Lloyd, the first black player to compete in the NBA.

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Creator

Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation

Source

Grant: 10-DCCHP-15

Date

2010

Format

Document

Language

English

Type

Document

Identifier

09.DCCHP.2010

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