Team: Smart Set Athletic Club
“The Smart Set Athletic Club was one of the most important organizations in the whole bourgeois network, uniting all generations.”
— Gail Lumet Buckley, in “The Hornes: An American Family,” 1986
Home: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Edwin F. “Teddy” Horne, Jr. was one of the original founding members of the Smart Set Athletic Club.
His father was an an officer of the club, whose members were socially elite African Americans from the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York.
Horne played for the Smart Set’s basketball team, which was formed in 1907.
The team was immediately successful, winning the first Colored Basketball World’s Championship.
Horne later married Edna Louise Scottron, also a member of the club and the daughter of another Smart Set officer. Their daughter, Lena (yes, that Lena) eventually became a famous entertainer.
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