The South’s 1960s timeline made college football integration a fait accompli by 1970

My website homepage, TomShanahan.Report THE SOUTH’s 1960s COLLEGE FOOTBALL INTEGRATION TIMELINE A popular myth built around the 1970 USC-Alabama game was once Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant recruited Wilbur Jackson in 1970 as his first Black recruit, the floodgates opened for the rest of the South. A quaint story, but the facts don’t back up the legend. The floodgates had been opened earlier in the decade until Bryant finally caught up to the flow. By the time USC…

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