Praise for The Right Thing To Do

The following endorsements are from media members, athletes and others found in the early pages of THE RIGHT THING TO DO, The True Pioneers of College Football Integration in the 1960s." Visit my website home page, TomShanahan.Report PRAISE FOR THE RIGHT THING TO DO “The flood of extraordinary Black athletes in the NCAA and NFL today may seem as inevitable as a river rushing to the sea. But it took singular men digging precarious channels back in the…

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The 1962 Rose Bowl’s 60th anniversary: UCLA’s Black students and players stared down Bear Bryant with Jim Murray’s break from 1960s media customs

PHOTO: The 1961 UCLA football team that won the AAWU title to earn a Rose Bowl berth. My story was awarded first place for 2021 season Enterprise stories by the Football Writers Association of America. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN The 1962 Rose Bowl established a college football Civil Rights milestone, but the 60th anniversary of the New Year’s Day game came and went without attention or even a fractional accounting. What should be remembered as…

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Moore intent on drawing attention on court to go with his off court leadership

PHOTO: Wendell Moore Jr. Visit my website homepage, TomShanahan.Report By TOM SHANAHAN DURHAM -- This time a year ago Duke’s Wendell Moore Jr. was on a special list of college basketball players Bill Walton most admired. Walton, the Basketball Hall-of-Famer and ESPN analyst, saw more than his basketball profile. Moore stood out among college athletes participating and organizing Black Lives Matter protests that spread across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of…

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