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Getting open : the unknown story of Bill Garrett and the integration of college basketball

Author: Tom Graham; Rachel Cody
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2008.
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In 1947, the same year Jackie Robinson broke the color line in Major League Baseball, Bill Garrett integrated college basketball. By joining the basketball program at Indiana University, he broke the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Bill Garrett; Bill Garrett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Graham; Rachel Cody
ISBN: 9780253220462 0253220467
OCLC Number: 216935840
Notes: Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2006.
Description: xiii, 255 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Map of Indiana Prologue Part One 1. October 15, 1943 2. The Way Things Are 3. Frank's Office 4. The Black Bears 5. January 3, 1947 6. Hoosier Hysteria 7. Golden Again 8. March 22, 1947 Part Two 9. The Sheriff 10. "Comin' Out a Man" 11. Gentlemen's Agreement 12. The Chief and the President 13. Down t'IU 14. The Hurryin' Hoosiers 15. Coming Home 16. A Gym Needs a Name Postscript Eight Who Came Before Acknowledgments Notes Sources Index
Responsibility: Tom Graham, Rachel Graham Cody.

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