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  • Perry Wallace, a 1970 Vanderbilt graduate and the first African American basketball player in the SEC, is the subject of the documentary Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace. (Vanderbilt University)

    Perry Wallace biography honored at RFK Book Awards

    Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South was honored at the Robert F. Kennedy Book Awards held May 21 at the Newseum. Read More

    May. 26, 2015

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    Homecoming: A New York Times Best-Seller and an Unlikely Friendship

    The man sitting next to me on the night of Dec. 3, 2014, was Perry Wallace, and many of the 400 people approaching him were fellow Vanderbilt alumni, including members of Wallace’s Class of 1970. It was an exhilarating and emotional scene at the Nashville Public Library, the official launch of my biography of Wallace (Strong Inside), the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference. Read More

    Mar. 23, 2015

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    Popdose profiles alumnus Andrew Maraniss and his upcoming book about Perry Wallace

    Andrew Maraniss, BA’92, first wrote about SEC pioneer Perry Wallace, BE’72, as a sophomore history major. Nearly 25 years later, Vanderbilt University Press will release Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South in December. Popdose.com profiles Maraniss and his passion to tell Wallace’s… Read More

    Sep. 19, 2014

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    ‘Coup’ author will deliver Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture

    Keel Hunt, author of "Coup," will be joined by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Sept. 20 for a Chancellor's Lecture titled "A Leadership Lesson for an Angry Age." Read More

    Sep. 3, 2013

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    Glenn Feldman, a Vanderbilt master’s graduate in political science, has authored Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why and How the South Became Republican, published by the University Press of Florida. Earl E. Fitz, professor of Portuguese, Spanish and comparative literature, spoke at The Americas Society in New York City to… Read More

    Feb. 1, 2012