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The Monroe County Bicentennial Committee presents: The Bicentennial Journal.

The Bicentennial Journal – Bob Hammel-Black Basketball players


Bill Garrett was the first African-American college basketball player at Indiana University. While Major League Baseball and National Football were moving towards desegregation, Garrett would spend his entire college career without playing against another black player.

Bob Hammel tells Garrett’s story, and the story of desegregation in college basketball, in this week’s edition of The Bicentennial Journal—looking back on 200 years of history in South Central Indiana.

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