Watch video of ‘Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South’ by Andrew Maraniss on February 22, 2017.
“STRONG INSIDE: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South” with instructor Andrew Maraniss is being offered as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute’s Winter 2017 curriculum. Course description: This course picks up on the themes addressed in the biography of Vanderbilt’s own Perry Wallace, the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference. From Nashville’s place in the civil rights movement to the integration of Vanderbilt University to the role of athletes in pressing for social change, the course is not about basketball but the important societal issues at the heart of Perry Wallace’s pioneering story.
Visit the Osher Lifelong Institute at Vanderbilt website for more information.