Attucks!: Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city
The true story of the all-black high school basketball team that broke the color barrier in segregated 1950s Indiana, masterfully told by National Book Award winner Phil Hoose.
By winning the state high school basketball championship in 1955, ten teens from an Indianapolis school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in the state shattered the myth of their inferiority. Their brilliant coach had fashioned an unbeatable team from a group of boys born in the South and raised in poverty. Anchored by the astonishing Oscar Robertson, a future college and NBA star, the Crispus Attucks Tigers went down in history as the first state champions from Indianapolis and the first all-black team in U.S. history to win a racially open championship tournament--an integration they had forced with their on-court prowess.
From native Hoosier and award-winning author Phillip Hoose comes this true story of a team up against impossible odds, making a difference when it mattered most.
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|Last Indexed||2018-11-18 04:43:17AM|
|author||Hoose, Phillip M., 1947-|
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|record_details||ils:a1539778|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Farrar Straus Giroux,|2018.|211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|subject_facet||Basketball players -- United States -- Biography, Crispus Attucks Tigers (Basketball team) -- History, Robertson, Oscar, -- 1938-|
|title_display||Attucks! : Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city|
|title_full||Attucks! : Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city / Phillip Hoose|
|title_sub||Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city|
|topic_facet||Basketball players, History, Robertson, Oscar|