Post Tagged with: "Perry Wallace"

Alan Hicks, BA’66, left, speaks with Strong Inside author Andrew Maraniss, BA’92, at the San Francisco Commodore Classroom event.

Perry Wallace’s Story Brings Alumni Together Nationwide

The New York Times best-selling book Strong Inside shares the trailblazing Vanderbilt experience of Perry Wallace, BE’70. The story has resonated with alumni everywhere, and Commodore Classrooms events have provided author Andrew Maraniss, BA’92, visiting author of Vanderbilt Athletics, a venue at which to lead engaging conversations about this importantRead More

David Williams (Vanderbilt University/John Russell)

The Goldfather: With David Williams’ retirement, a golden era of Commodore athletics ends

As 70-year-old Williams nears the end of a 15-year run leading Vanderbilt athletics—and his 27th year as a senior administrator in higher education—he is ready to hand over leadership of a department that has made enormous strides during his tenure.

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.


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

Perry Wallace’s family attended the premiere  at Langford Auditorium in December, just three days after Wallace’s death.  (SUSAN URMY)

Enduring Spirit: Red-carpet event held for premiere of Perry Wallace documentary

Just three days after Perry Wallace, BE’70, died, hundreds of people—including family, friends, teammates and fans—gathered at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium on Dec. 4 for the premiere of Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace, a documentary about the late Wallace’s courage and struggles as a student-athlete breaking the color barrier in the SEC.