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Trailblazer Tribute: New basketball scholarship honors Perry Wallace

Trailblazer Tribute: New basketball scholarship honors Perry Wallace

Civil rights trailblazer Perry Wallace, BE’70, who became the first-ever African American varsity basketball player in the Southeastern Conference when he suited up for Vanderbilt in 1967, has been honored with a new scholarship at the university.

RICH GENTILE/FROM TRIUMPH:THE UNTOLD STORY OF PERRY WALLACE

In Memoriam: Perry Wallace, BE’70, 1948-2017

By Andrew Maraniss, BA’92   For Perry Wallace, it was never about him. Every time the spotlight shone on the sports and civil rights pioneer, he used the platform to advocate for others. A law professor at American University who was the first African American varsity basketball player in theRead More