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Author Katz, Milton S., 1945-

Title Breaking through : John B. McLendon, basketball legend and civil rights pioneer / Milton S. Katz.

Imprint Fayetteville, Ark. : University of Arkansas Press, 2007.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  796.323 Kat    ---  Available
Description xxii, 256 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-247) and index.
Contents A Kansas childhood and the life of the game, 1915-33 -- The University of Kansas and Dr. James Naismith, 1933-36 -- Establishing a tradition of excellence: North Carolina College, 1937-52 -- A pioneer for integration: the National Basketball Association and the National Athletic Steering Committee, 1950-53 -- Groundbreaking championship years at Tennessee A&I State University, 1954-59 -- Blazing new trails: the Cleveland Pipers, 1959-62 -- Back to the college game: Kentucky State College and Cleveland State University, 1963-69 -- The first black coach in the American Basketball Association: the Denver Rockets, 1969 -- National and international ambassador of basketball for Converse, Inc., 1969-89 -- Return to Cleveland State University: Professor, Advisor, Historian, and "just a man," 1989-99.
Subject McLendon, John B.
Basketball coaches -- United States -- Biography.
African American basketball coaches.
Discrimination in sports -- United States.
ISBN 155728847X

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