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A Precarious Perch: Wilt Chamberlain, Basketball Stardom, and Racial Politics

Gregory J. Kaliss

in Fame to Infamy: Race, Sport, and the Fall from Grace

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737516
eISBN:
9781604737523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737516.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter discusses Wilt Chamberlain’s racial politics, which hounded his image as a college basketball player. Chamberlain’s enlistment in the University of Kansas at Lawrence sparked hope for ... More


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