Henderson, Edwin Bancroft, 1883-1977

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African American athlete, educator, author, and administrator; d. 1977.

From the description of Papers, 1915-1976. (Moorland-Spingarn Resource Center). WorldCat record id: 70941156 1883 November 24 Born in Washington, D.C., son of William and Louise (Mars) Henderson. 1904 Graduated from Normal School #2, Washington, D.C. 1904 1907 Attended Harvard University Summer School of Physical Training. 1904 1925 Taught physical education and health in the D.C. public schools, being the first certified Black male physical educator in the American school system. 1905 Took courses at Howard University Medical School. 1908 Organized the Negro Athletic Conference, Inter-scholastic Athletic Association (I.S.A.A.). 1910 Organized the Public School Athletic League in the Black school division of D.C. and helped organized the Colored Inter-Collegiate Athletic Association and the North Carolina Inter- Collegiate Athletic Association. 1910 December Married Mary Ellen Meriwether (children: James H. M. and Edwin M.) 1911 13 President of the Black Public School Athletic League. 1912 Co-founder of the Eastern Board of Officials 1915 Organized the Falls Church and Vicinity Branch of the NAACP 1923 33 Served as President of the Eastern Board of Officials (for athletic activities). 1923 51 Chairmen of the High School Games Committee for the Black schools of D.C. 1925 54 Director of the D.C. Public Schools Department of Health, Physical Education and Safety for the Black Schools. 1930 Received an A. B. degree in , Howard University 1934 Received an A.M. degree, Teacher's College, Columbia University. 1937 Co-founder of the Washington Pigskin Club. 1940 60 Chairmen of the Board of Directors, NAACP. 1945 Founder and first president of the D.C. Branch of the American Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation. 1948 50 Chairmen of the Management Committee of the 12th Street YMCA, Washington, D.C. 1974 February 5 Inducted into the Black Sports Hall of Fame 1977 February 3 Died in Tuskegee, AL.

As an athlete, educator, author, and administrator, Henderson helped to advance the field of athletics particularly in his efforts against segregation and discrimination in recreation and sports. A vigorous advocate of civil rights, Henderson wrote numerous letters to the editor of various newspapers, as well as publishing articles and working with civil rights organizations.

From the guide to the E.B. Henderson Papers, 1915-1976, (Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University)

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