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Author Event: The Grandfather of Black Basketball

Author Event: The Grandfather of Black Basketball

Edwin B. Henderson II, grandson of the renowed local civil rights leader, will speak about the new biography he has written about his grandfather entitled The Grandfather of Black Basketball: The Life and Times of Dr. E. B. Henderson

Henderson organized the first athletic league for Blacks, introduced basketball to Black people on a wide-scale, organized basis, and founded associations to train and organize Black officials and referees. Outside of athletics, Henderson was instrumental in founding the first rural branch of the NAACP, advocated for school desegregation, and held executive board positions with multiple NAACP branches. Books will be available for sale.

Event is co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Fairfax County

Date:
Saturday, May 4, 2024
Time:
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location:
City of Fairfax Meeting Room A, City of Fairfax Meeting Room B
Library Branch:
City of Fairfax Regional Library
Categories:
Author Event Black History
Audience:
  Adults  
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