The South timeline that made college football integration fait accompli by 1970

Visit my website home page, TomShanahan.Report PHOTO: Jerry LeVias signed with Southern Methodist in 1965. LeVias played through death threats. As a senior in 1968, he scored on Alabama turf, Auburn's stadium, when SMU defeated Auburn 37-28. By TOM SHANAHAN America's integration battles -- big or small -- are never an overnight success story. Human nature's dark side won't allow it. For example, the Montgomery Bus Boycott that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. launched after Rose Parks was…

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Purchase my new book: It’s the right thing to do

By TOM SHANAHAN My latest book on college football integration is available to pre-order. THE RIGHT THING TO DO The True Pioneers of College Football Integration in the 1960s Foreword by Ruffin McNeill Click here for summary and to purchase from August Publications:     *** As I said when I was invited to speak at the National Sports Media Association book festival on June 23 in Winston-Salem, no two books better tell an accurate story about college football…

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