Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game (Hardcover)

John McLendon and the Secret Game

By John Coy

Carolrhoda Books, 9781467726047, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2015

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Description

When they piled into cars and drove through Durham, North Carolina, the members of the Duke University Medical School basketball team only knew that they were going somewhere to play basketball. They didn't know whom they would play against. But when they came face to face with their opponents, they quickly realized this secret game was going to make history.

Discover the true story of how in 1944, Coach John McLendon orchestrated a secret game between the best players from a white college and his team from the North Carolina College of Negroes. At a time of widespread segregation and rampant racism, this illegal gathering changed the sport of basketball forever.
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