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Teaching Breaking Basketball’s Color Barrier

Breaking Basketball’s Color Barrier

Black physical education teacher Edwin Henderson is known as the “Father of Black Basketball.” He learned to play the game while taking classes at Harvard University in the summer of 1904. After college, he returned home to Washington, D.C.. There he taught Black students in the district’s segregated schools how to play basketball.

Christine Graf
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Who paved the way for the basketball superstars we know today?


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