Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
C. Robert Barnett
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.
Marshall University - Basketball - History.
Basketball - History - West Virginia.
Discrimination in sports.
Reger, George M., "Integration and Athletics: Integrating the Marshall University Basketball Program, 1954-1969" (1996). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 268.