Title

Remembering Perry Wallace, A College Basketball Pioneer

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

December 2017

Abstract

Perry Wallace was the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference, despite not wanting to be a pioneer. Wallace is one of the notable people who died in 2017. Three years ago, he and his biographer Andrew Maraniss talked with NPR’s Audie Cornish about the realities of desegregation.

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