Dean Smith and a civil rights legacy

America was never the same after the Brown decision, but the young Dean Smith's civil rights advocacy did not end in Topeka. He signed Charlie Scott to play at UNC, and he played a major role in the dismantling of segregation in general across North Carolina. He helped integrate a local restaurant and assisted an African-American graduate student's purchase of a home in an all-white neighborhood. (

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