Earl Lloyd. Elgin Baylor. Dave Bing. Bernie Williams. Austin Carr. Adrian Dantley. Someone had to lay the foundation for the wealth of basketball talent in the Washington metropolitan area. That someone was D.C. native Dr. Edwin B. Henderson, founder of the Interscholastic Athletic Association. To learn more about Henderson, who is also the father of the Pubic School Athletic League, Eastern Board of Officials for Black Athletics, and wrote “The Negro in Sports”, one should read the following book by Bob Kuska:
It spells out the role and mission of Henderson, and chronicles early Black teams based in D.C. who led the way for the aforementioned players. If Dr. Naismith was Wilbur Wright, Dr. Henderson was Dr. Goddard.
This book by EBH was the first comprehensive volume of its type: