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

Autore: Tom Graham; Rachel Cody
Editore: New York : Atria Books, 2006.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st Atria Books hardcover edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Bill Garrett was the first black basketball player in the prestigious Big Ten college conference. He earned his basketball reputation at Shelbyville High School in Indiana, where he was named the state's Mr. Basketball in 1947. The authors, a father-daughter team with roots in Shelbyville, split their focus between the story of an extraordinary young man and the political battle waged on his behalf by the leader of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Biography
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Graham, Tom.
Getting open.
New York : Atria Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607569539
Online version:
Graham, Tom.
Getting open.
New York : Atria Books, 2006
(OCoLC)609303162
Persona incaricata: Bill Garrett
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Tom Graham; Rachel Cody
ISBN: 0743479033 9780743479035
Numero OCLC: 62282459
Descrizione: xiii, 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsabilità: Tom Graham and Rachel Graham Cody.
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Bill Garrett was the first black basketball player in the prestigious Big Ten college conference. He earned his basketball reputation at Shelbyville High School in Indiana, where he was named the state's Mr. Basketball in 1947. The authors, a father-daughter team with roots in Shelbyville, split their focus between the story of an extraordinary young man and the political battle waged on his behalf by the leader of the world's largest black YMCA and Indiana University's visionary president. Indiana seemed an unlikely setting for the integration of Big Ten basketball, given its reputation as the most racist of northern states, but basketball-crazy Hoosiers rose to the occasion. Recently much attention has been directed to Texas Western's all-black 1966 NCAA champions, but before there could be five black starters, there had to be one. Garrett's story--which includes a successful career as a coach and educator before a premature death at 45 from a heart attack--adds a little-known but fascinating chapter to the story of the integration of American sports. --Wes Lukowsky. Booklist.

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