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Bill Garrett

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Hoosier Hall of Fame: O, Pioneers!

Cyclist Marshall “Major” Taylor, one of the barrier-breakers honored in IM’s Indiana Bicentennial coverage, was the first African-American athlete to win a world championship outside of boxing and to set world records.

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IU Honors Barrier-Breaker Garrett at Game

The Big Ten’s first African-American player to appear in a game marks the 65th anniversary of his not-so-subtle feat.

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Fair Play That Changed the Face of the NCAA

Editor’s Note, Nov. 12, 2012: At tonight’s game, Indiana University and its men’s basketball team honor Bill Garrett, the first African-American man to play Big Ten basketball, marking the 65th anniversary of the first game in the conference in which he played. “Well, what happens now to Bill Garrett, Emerson Johnson and Marshall Murray? After […]