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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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Basketball team honored by Tennessee state legislators

Apr. 10, 2012—Members of the Vanderbilt men’s basketball team and athletics staff posed with Sen. Thelma Harper after being honored by the Tennessee State Legislature April 9. Pictured (l-r): Assistant Athletic Communications Director Andy Boggs; Assistant Director of Operations Dan Cage; Harper; Assistant Coach Brad Frederick; senior Aaron Noll; senior Lance Goulbourne; senior Brad Tinsley (holding plaque);...

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