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Category Archives: Western Kentucky University

George Thomas Clark Podcast #8 – Integrating Basketball

Western Kentucky University has a traditional of basketball excellence that was enhanced by its progressive recruitment of black players in the segregated south of the 1960s. Few know as much about Hilltopper hoops as Charlie Halter, who years ago moved from New Jersey to Bowling Green, losing his Jersey accent but acquiring a wife and […]

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Cruising in My First Car

I wish I’d been more on the ball and returned to somehow punish the scoundrel who sold me my first car. The deed occurred on an ominous weeknight when my stepfather drove me east of Sacramento to a fine suburban home where a slender dorky old man at least forty-five opened the door and said, […]

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