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Ross Barnett served from 1960-1964 as governor of Mississippi. He made headlines for his strict segregationist policies. He repeatedly defied federal laws of desegregation following the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision. He again attempted to…

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This image depicts the handshake between Joe Dan Gold and Jerry Harkness before the 1963 regional playoff game. Harkness captained Loyola and Gold was the captain for Mississippi State. The game took place in in Ann Arbor, Michigan in front of a huge…

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This Mississippi State team won the Southeastern Conference championship in the 1962-63 season. Coached by Babe McCarthy and captained by Joe Dan Gold, they defied the unwritten state law not to play integrated teams. They chose to enter the NCAA…

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This Loyola Chicago team broke barriers in the 1962-1963 season by starting 4 black players, more than any team had ever started in the history of collegiate basketball. The team was coached by George Ireland. Team captain was a black player, Jerry…
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