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Full court press : Mississippi State University, the press, and the battle to integrate college basketball

Author: Jason A Peterson
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016.
Series: Race, rhetoric, and media series.
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"During the civil rights era, Mississippi was cloaked in the hateful embrace of the Closed Society, the white caste system that enforced segregation and promoted the subservient treatment of blacks. Surprisingly, challenges from Mississippi's college basketball courts brought into question the validity of the Closed Society and its unwritten law, a gentleman's agreement that prevented college teams in the Magnolia  Read more...
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Peterson, Jason A.
Full court press.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016
(DLC) 2016042746
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason A Peterson
ISBN: 9781496808202 1496808207
OCLC Number: 948826434
Description: 272 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Sometimes, even college administrators act like freshmen --
We'll stay at home and tell everybody we're the best --
The less said, the better --
Is there anything wrong with five white boys winning the national championship? --
This is the biggest challenge to our way of life since the reconstruction --
I've made my last trip to places like Mississippi.
Series Title: Race, rhetoric, and media series.
Responsibility: Jason A. Peterson.
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"During the civil rights era, Mississippi was cloaked in the hateful embrace of the Closed Society, the white caste system that enforced segregation and promoted the subservient treatment of blacks. Surprisingly, challenges from Mississippi's college basketball courts brought into question the validity of the Closed Society and its unwritten law, a gentleman's agreement that prevented college teams in the Magnolia State from playing against integrated foes. Mississippi State University was at the forefront of this battle for equality in the state with the school's successful college basketball program. Full Court Press examines news articles, editorials, and columns published in Mississippi's newspapers during the eight-year existence of the gentleman's agreement, the challenges posed by Mississippi State University, and the subsequent integration of college basketball within the state. Full Court Press highlights an ideological metamorphosis within the press during the Civil Rights Movement, slowly transforming from an organ that minimized the rights of blacks to an industry that considered the plight of black Mississippians on equal footing with their white brethren"--

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