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Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Jason A. Peterson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808202
eISBN:
9781496808240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808202.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

During the civil rights era, Mississippi was cloaked in the hateful embrace of the Closed Society, historian James Silver’s description of the white caste system that enforced segregation and ... More


Introduction

Jason A. Peterson

in Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808202
eISBN:
9781496808240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808202.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter serves as an overview of the book, beginning with the social climate of Mississippi in the aftermath of the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision. From there, the chapter includes a ... More


Sometimes, Even College Administrators Act like Freshmen

Jason A. Peterson

in Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808202
eISBN:
9781496808240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808202.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on Mississippi’s first colligate venture into integrated competition, the creation of the unwritten law, and the first challenges to the gentlemen’s agreement. Jones County ... More


This Is the Biggest Challenge to Our Way of Life Since the Reconstruction

Jason A. Peterson

in Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808202
eISBN:
9781496808240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808202.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines Mississippi State’s fourth straight SEC championship and the team’s first appearance in the integrated NCAA tournament. The journalistic debate surrounding the 1963 Bulldogs ... More


The Less Said, the Better

Jason A. Peterson

in Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808202
eISBN:
9781496808240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808202.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter details the press coverage of the 1960-61 Mississippi State basketball team, which won its second SEC championship and spurred another press-based argument over integrated athletic ... More


Conclusion

Jason A. Peterson

in Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808202
eISBN:
9781496808240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808202.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter serves as a summary of the evidence presented in the previous sections of the book and reiterates the evolutionary change that journalism in the Magnolia State underwent from the 1955 ... More


I’ve Made My Last Trip to Places like Mississippi

Jason A. Peterson

in Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496808202
eISBN:
9781496808240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808202.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter takes a closer look at the decision by the State College Board to eliminate the unwritten law, the first appearance of integrated basketball in the Magnolia State with the 1966 addition ... More


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