Goudsouzian: The 1973 Memphis State Tigers prove the power of sports

By , Guest Columnist Published: February 24, 2023 4:00 AM CT
Aram Goudsouzian
Guest Columnist

Aram Goudsouzian

Aram Goudsouzian is professor of history at the University of Memphis. His books include “Down to the Crossroads: Civil Rights, Black Power, and the Meredith March Against Fear.”

Gene Bartow’s Tigers showcased a model of Black achievement and interracial harmony. If they make another NCAA Tournament run, we will again hear about how Memphians unite around basketball.


Memphis Tigers Basketball Gene Bartow Larry Finch 1972-73 Tigers


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