Dean Smith and a civil rights legacy
Tue May 17, 2011
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.
Share: Facebook | Twitter | Email
Related: Basketball Alumni
| Charlie Scott
| Dean Smith
Recent Basketball Alumni News:Lennie Rosenbluth & Pete Brennan: Last Loss In 1956 Motivated UsFriday January 27, 2012Birth of ACC hoops, Part IFriday January 27, 2012A look at some highly anticipated UNC-NCSU games going back to 1989Thursday January 26, 2012And the top 16 college hoop teams ever are ...Thursday January 26, 2012David Glenn Chats With Hubert Davis, Jan. 26Thursday January 26, 2012