And the Walls Came Tumbling Down

"Social change comes in unexpected increments—like the 1966 NCAA men's basketball tournament. The 72–65 victory by Texas Western over Kentucky had tremendous social symbolism: Texas Western (today the University of Texas, El Paso) started five black players—the first such occurrence in an NCAA championship—and they thoroughly outplayed the all-white Kentucky squad, coached by Adolph Rupp, collegiate sports' intransigent exemplar of white supremacy."—New York Times Book Review
(New York Times Book Review)