Perry Wallace, a star athlete at Vanderbilt University in the 1960s, made civil rights history as the first black basketball player in the Southeastern Conference. Now, half a century later, Andrew Maraniss, a Vanderbilt graduate, tells the story not only of Wallace’s historic struggle to overcome incredible obstacles but sets this struggle insightfully and instructively in the larger context of the American civil rights movement.
Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South - Andrew Maraniss
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Published: Vanderbilt University Press - December 1st, 2014