Date of Award

1996

Degree Name

History

College

College of Liberal Arts

Type of Degree

M.A.

Document Type

Thesis

First Advisor

C. Robert Barnett

Second Advisor

William Palmer

Third Advisor

Robert Sawrey

Abstract

In 1954, Marshall College followed the national law that banned segregation in the school systems of the United States. The law included the integration of athletic programs. While only a small part of the process, athletic programs often presented integration on a more visible stage than the integration of classrooms.

Subject(s)

Marshall University - Basketball - History.

Basketball - History - West Virginia.

Discrimination in sports.