NBC4 in Washington, D.C. is airing this television segment celebrating the contributions of Black Fives Era basketball pioneer and contributor Edwin Bancroft Henderson.
Edwin Bancroft Henderson was the man who, as a gym teacher in Washington, D.C. in 1904, became the first to introduce basketball to African Americans on a wide-scale organized basis. He is an unsung pioneer in the Black Fives Era who had many distinguished accomplishments in a lifelong career dedicated to the advancement of physical [...]
Hudson “Huddy” Oliver was universally considered the best African American basketball player prior to the early 1910s, leading teams to four different Colored Basketball World’s Championships.
John Isaacs, a Tinner Hill 2008 Living Legacy award winner, will be remembered. A panel will discuss the implications of Mr. Isaacs’ gifts to the world and basketball, and film clips of his visit with us at the game last year will also be shown.