"A story of endurance, perseverance and achievement on a par with any in the history of desegregation." Washington Times "A lively story, full of fascinating figures - heroes and villains - who changed history." Chicago Tribune "A striking and honest portrait of a man overcoming racism in a place that barely acknowledged its existence." Publishers Weekly "One of the most engaging sports stories I have ever read." Indianapolis Monthly "Remember the Titans judiciously spliced with Hoosiers. Washington PostFrom the Publisher:
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 gentlemen's agreement that had barred black players from the Big Ten, college basketball's most important conference. While enduring taunts from opponents and pervasive segregation at home and on the road, Garrett became the best player Indiana had ever had, an all-American, and in 1951, the third African American drafted in the NBA. Within a year of his graduation from IU, there were six African American basketball players on Big Ten teams. Soon tens, then hundreds, and finally thousands walked through the door Garrett had opened.
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Descripción Indiana University Press, 2008. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Map of Indiana; ProloguePart One1. 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, 1947Part Two9. 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. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0253220467