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

作者: Tom Graham; Rachel Cody
出版商: New York : Atria Books, 2006.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 傳記 : 英語 : 1st Atria Books hardcover ed所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Biography
其他的實體格式: 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
提及的人: Bill Garrett
資料類型: 傳記, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 圖書, 網路資源
所有的作者/貢獻者: Tom Graham; Rachel Cody
ISBN: 0743479033 9780743479035
OCLC系統控制編碼: 62282459
描述: xiii, 255 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
責任: 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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