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Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

James W. Miller


It is 1960, six years after the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation in the public schools was prohibited and states were ordered to come up with plans for integrating African Americans into the white school systems. An unanticipated response to desegregation was that not all African Americans favored the process, because it meant that some of their cherished institutions would be changed forever. Few such institutions were affected more than the strong tradition of black high school basketball. And nowhere in the nation was that tradition stronger than in basketball-mad Kentucky, where mor ... More

Keywords: African American, desegregation, integration, basketball, public schools, prejudice, resilience, Lincoln Institute, Whitney M. Young

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780813169118
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James W. Miller, author
University of New Orleans