Game Changers

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town
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Product Number: DD31343
Released: Mar 31, 2017
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ISBN: #9781541401440
Narrator/s: Mirron Willis
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Among many legendary episodes from the life and career of men's basketball coach Dean Smith, few loom as large as his recruitment of Charlie Scott, the first African American scholarship athlete at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Drawn together by college basketball in a time of momentous change, Smith and Scott helped transform a university, a community, and the racial landscape of sports in the South. But there is much more to this story than is commonly told. In Game Changers, Art Chansky reveals an intense saga of race, college sport, and small-town politics. At the center were two young men, Scott and Smith, both destined for greatness but struggling through challenges on and off the court, among them the storms of civil rights protest and the painfully slow integration of a Chapel Hill far less progressive than its reputation today might suggest. Drawing on extensive personal interviews and a variety of other sources, Chansky takes readers beyond the basketball court to highlight the community that supported Smith and Scott during these demanding years, from assistant basketball coach John Lotz to influential pastor the Reverend Robert Seymour to pioneering African American mayor Howard Lee.

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Game Changers
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Product Number:Z100122009
Product Number:DD31343

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Author(s): Art Chansky
Narrator(s): Mirron Willis
Product Number Z100122009
Released: Mar 31, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541421448

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