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Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line

Maraniss, Andrew, author.

New York, NY : Philomel Books, [2017]

262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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Perry Wallace was born at an historic crossroads in U.S. history. He entered kindergarten the year that the Brown v. Board of Education decision led to integrated schools, allowing blacks and whites to learn side by side. A week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace enrolled in high school and his sensational jumping, dunking, and rebounding abilities quickly earned him the attention of college basketball recruiters from top schools across the nation. In his senior year his Pearl High School basketball team won Tennessee's first racially-integrated state tournament. The world seemed to be opening up at just the right time, and when Vanderbilt University recruited Wallace to play basketball, he courageously accepted the assignment to desegregate the Southeastern Conference. The hateful experiences he would endure on campus and in the hostile gymnasiums of the Deep South turned out to be the stuff of nightmares. Yet Wallace persisted, endured, and met this unthinkable challenge head on. This insightful biography digs deep beneath the surface to reveal a complicated, profound, and inspiring story of an athlete turned civil rights trailblazer.

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ISBN:

978-0-399-54834-5 (hardcover)

ISBN:

978-0-399-54834-5 (hardcover)

LC Call No:

GV884.W29 M375 2014

Dewey Class No:

796.323/092 23

Author:

Maraniss, Andrew, author.

Title:

Strong inside : the true story of how Perry Wallace broke college basketball's color line / Andrew Maraniss.

Edition:

Young readers edition.

Physical:

262 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

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Notes:

"Adapted for young people from Strong Inside: Percy Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South published by Vanderbilt University Press in 2014"--Title page verso.

BibliogrphyNote:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Summary:

Perry Wallace was born at an historic crossroads in U.S. history. He entered kindergarten the year that the Brown v. Board of Education decision led to integrated schools, allowing blacks and whites to learn side by side. A week after Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, Wallace enrolled in high school and his sensational jumping, dunking, and rebounding abilities quickly earned him the attention of college basketball recruiters from top schools across the nation. In his senior year his Pearl High School basketball team won Tennessee's first racially-integrated state tournament. The world seemed to be opening up at just the right time, and when Vanderbilt University recruited Wallace to play basketball, he courageously accepted the assignment to desegregate the Southeastern Conference. The hateful experiences he would endure on campus and in the hostile gymnasiums of the Deep South turned out to be the stuff of nightmares. Yet Wallace persisted, endured, and met this unthinkable challenge head on. This insightful biography digs deep beneath the surface to reveal a complicated, profound, and inspiring story of an athlete turned civil rights trailblazer.

Subject:

Wallace, Perry,--(Law professor)

Subject:

Vanderbilt University--Basketball--History.

Subject:

Vanderbilt Commodores (Basketball team)--History.

Subject:

Vanderbilt University--Basketball--History.

Subject:

Vanderbilt Commodores (Basketball team)--History.

Subject:

Biography

Subject:

Basketball players--United States--Biography.

Subject:

Racism in sports--Southern States--History--20th century.

Subject:

Civil rights--Southern States--History--20th century.

Subject:

Civil rights--Southern States--History--20th century.

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