Integrating Basketball

Intramural Center, Indiana University’s School of Public Health, 1025 E. 7th St., Bloomington, IN 47405

Segregation was rampant when African American Bill Garrett led Shelbyville to the 1947 state high school basketball title. At the time, an unwritten rule barred blacks from Big Ten basketball. Faburn DeFrantz and Indianapolis black leaders worked with IU president Herman B Wells to give Garrett a chance at IU. Garrett's 1948 varsity debut directly challenged the Big Ten ban.

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