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Friday, February 12, 2010

ESPN.com chats with Spoon.

It's part of their tribute to Black History Month.

Wouldn't it be cool if someone wrote about the first black, woman AAU All-American?

Hint: Her first name is the same as that of a state.

Hint two: The year was 1955


Well, here's something (finally!) on the web that's not from the wbball timeline or Pam Grundy and Susan Shakelford's Shattering the Glass - Missouri "Little Mo" Arledge:
...attended Philander College in Little Rock, Arkansas and later Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama, where she graduated in 1958 with a BS Degree. In 1959 she pursued further study at the University of California at Berkley. From 1958 to 1968 she was a certified secondary education teacher of physical education, biology and English in Alabama and Washington State.

Missouri Morris, however, did not settle for only a teaching certificate in secondary education. In 1979 she received a MA degree in exceptional education and in 1985 of Master of Education and Supervision from North Carolina Central University. Also, during the 1984-85 school year she received Durham City Schools "Teacher of the Year"award and the "Terry Sanford" award, Outstanding Educator Durham City Schools.