College students, Black -- Michigan -- Kalamazoo
Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:
Oral history interview with C. Bassett Brown, first black basketball player to play for Western Michigan, which he did back in the early 1940s. Interview conducted by Lewis Carlson on August 22, 1989, in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Brown discusses attending Western Michigan College, influential professors and coaches, and playing basketball on a record-setting team. He also talks about continuing his education after graduating from Western in 1948 to become an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.