Celebrate the Washington 12 Streeters, one of the game's earliest African American basketball teams formed in 1909 by Black gym teacher and future Basketball Hall of Fame member Edwin Bancroft Henderson ("EBH"). In 1904, EBH had become the first to introduce basketball to African Americans on a widescale, organized basis when he taught the sport to students in Washington, DC’s segregated "colored" public school system. He is known as the "Grandfather of Black Basketball."
This long sleeve features their undefeated championship season (1909-10) graphic on the left sleeve, the trademarked EBH monogram on its right sleeve (under license from Henderson Family Estate), and "Colored Basketball World's Champions" text on the back.
52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester, pre-shrunk, side-seamed construction, with shoulder-to-shoulder taping, crew neck with cover-stitched collar, and 2″ (5 cm) ribbed cuffs.
• Colors: Team Red, Slate Gray, Ivory
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
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Washington 12 Streeters™ is a trademark of the Black Fives Foundation. All rights reserved. EBH™ is a trademark of the Henderson Family Estate. All rights reserved.