Keynote Speaker

Strong Inside by Andrew Maraniss

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 11AM
Student presentation and Q&A, Clemens Theatre
Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7 PM
Public presentation and Q&A, Clemens Theatre
Free admission

Andrew Maraniss studied history and worked in media relations with Vanderbilt University, giving him the ideal perspective to tell the story of Perry Wallace. The best-selling and award-winning book, Strong Inside, brings that story to life, and brings back the trailblazing history of the first black athlete in the Southeastern Conference. Perry Wallace was an outstanding basketball player who accepted a scholarship from Vanderbilt, knowing he would face great adversity in an era of expanding rights and great social tensions. Author Andrew Maraniss comes to WKCTC to talk about this remarkable history and his book.