E.B. Henderson Featured in Post Magazine

September 11, 2013 6:42 PM0 comments

Edwin Bancroft Henderson, grandfather of Falls Church’s Edwin Henderson II and wife Nikki Graves Henderson, was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame earlier this year, and was the subject of an extended feature article by Dave Ungrady in the Sept. 8 edition of the Washington Post Magazine, reprising his storied history as a founder of African-American basketball programs in the Washington, D.C. area and beyond.

The husband of Mary Ellen Henderson, the teacher after whom Falls Church’s middle school is named, he moved to Falls Church in 1912 where he founded the Colored Citizens Protection League to fight a City Council order then to confine all blacks to live in a restricted area. That morphed into the first rural branch of the NAACP, which he formed in 1918.

 

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