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Author of Perry Wallace biography has unique role at Vanderbilt

Sep. 1, 2017—Andrew Maraniss, who wrote Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, is working with Vanderbilt students from a unique position this academic year. He is spending part of his time as a writer-in-residence at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, where he is leading special programming with first-year students....

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Vanderbilt athletics honors civil rights leaders during Equality Weekend

Feb. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt recently celebrated Equality Weekend, a two-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders and marked the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt breaking the SEC’s color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodores’ men’s basketball game on Feb. 18 and the women’s game on Feb. 19—both Vanderbilt victories.

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Commons Reading announced for 2017-18

Feb. 23, 2017—"Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" will serve as the Commons Reading for a second year in 2017-18, with members of the incoming first-year class exploring additional themes of the book and participating in new and expanded programming.

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Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South – Andrew Maraniss, 2.22.17

Feb. 22, 2017—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...

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Register now for Osher 2017 winter classes at Vanderbilt

Nov. 21, 2016—The diverse classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt for winter 2017 include a look behind the scenes of 'Romeo and Juliet,' Perry Wallace's inspiring story, and steel drum band.

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Perry Wallace, Godfrey Dillard featured in new ‘Commodore Insider’ podcast

Sep. 30, 2016—Former Vanderbilt hoops players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard discuss their trailblazing careers in the new Commodore Insider podcast.

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First-year students learn lessons on race and inclusion at 10th annual Lawson Lecture

Sep. 29, 2016—A reunion 50 years in the making made a significant impact on first-year students at the 10th annual Lawson Lecture Sept. 27, when Vanderbilt alumni Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard shared their stories of being young African American basketball recruits and students on campus in the late-1960s.

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10th Annual Lawson Lecture featuring Perry Wallace, Godfrey Dillard, and Andrew Maraniss

Sep. 27, 2016—Watch video of the 10th Annual Lawson Lecture featuring Perry Wallace, Godfrey Dillard, and Andrew Maraniss.

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Tickets available for ‘Strong Inside: Storytelling, Music and Performance’ Sept. 24

Sep. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt faculty and staff are invited to a performance event inspired by the 2016 Commons Reading "Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" that will feature the book's author, Andrew Maraniss, and acclaimed singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman.

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Fine Arts Gallery exhibition examines era when ‘Vandy woke up’

Sep. 9, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents “Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966–1970,” which will showcase photographs, front pages from "The Tennessean," and related artifacts from this time period, beginning Friday, Sept. 23.

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Strong Inside: How Perry Wallace changed the course of SEC history

Sep. 1, 2016—Relentlessly courted by athletic powerhouses nationwide, Perry Wallace, BE’70, ultimately made the short trip across town to Vanderbilt—and changed the course of SEC history

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Reading, interactive technology gives students insight to African American athletics pioneer

Aug. 24, 2016—Faculty and staff at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons are kicking off the newly revised Vanderbilt Visions curriculum for first-year students with an interactive activity that will give students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus an opportunity to learn more about African American athletics pioneer and Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace.

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