Strong Inside Featured on Shelf Awareness

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MP&F partner Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South, was recently interviewed by Mayor Karl Dean before an audience of 140 guests at Parnassus Books in Nashville. The interview was featured in the Nov. 25 edition of Shelf Awareness: Daily Enlightenment for the Book Trade.

Strong Inside tells the story of the man who enrolled at Vanderbilt University in 1966 and became the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.

Strong InsideImage of the Day: Strong Inside at Parnassus Books

Before an audience of 140 at Parnassus Books, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean interviewed Andrew Maraniss, author of Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South (Vanderbilt University Press), which tells the story of the man who enrolled at Vanderbilt University in 1966 and became the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference. Dean called it “an excellent book; I can’t recommend it enough. You wrote a lot about our city. You wrote a lot about human nature.” Pictured above are Mayor Dean (l.) and author Maraniss (r.) with Perry Wallace’s sisters Annie Wallace-Sweet and Jessie Wallace Jackson.

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