Can a Harvard-educated African-American teacher named Edwin Henderson be credited with giving birth to modern basketball? Yes, according to author Bob Kuska. In 1907, Henderson introduced the sport as a public-health and civil rights tool to African American communities in Washington and New York. We look at basketball’s interesting history.


  • Bob Kuska Author of "Hot Potato: How Washington and New York Gave Birth to Black Basketball and Changed America's Game Forever" (Univ. of Virginia Press)

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