The 1965 relay team. Track began at the university in 1955, and it was the first sport integrated on campus. Robert Mallard, the African American student shown here, was the first African American athlete at MTSU
Relay racing; Track and field; African American athletes; College integration; College sports; Middle Tennessee State University
Excerpts of an oral history with Dean Hayes, track coach for Middle Tennessee State University. Hayes shares memories of coaching experiences, race relations, women's issues, and general athletics at the university.
Coaches (Athletics); Coaching (Athletics); Track and field; Race relations; Racism; College integration; School mascots; Athletic fields; People with visual disabilities; People with disabilities; Women; Women college students; Middle Tennessee...
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