E. B. Henderson
Edwin Bancroft Henderson, a long-time civil rights warrior and advocate of physical education for black children, had a long and colorful career as a civil rights activist--the man who established black basketball, led the building of the black 12th Street YMCA, led integration of the Uline Arena and AAU boxing, among many other achievements. He established an NAACP branch in what was then rural Falls Church and headed the Virginia state NAACP. He was not only a target of white supremacist legislators, but of the Ku Klux Klan.

See photo descriptions for a long biography excerpted from the Washington Post.
5 photos · 3 views