Date of Award
Master of Science in Physical Education
This nation is committed, legally and morally, to ensuring equal opportunities for black people as well as white people in all aspects of life. Every citizen is fundamentally responsible for fulfilling this commitment. In the South as well as the North, following more than a century of separate and unequal employment for Negroes, the task is colossal, for the gap in employment is a well-established fact.
In our public schools, the problem of equal employment encountered by black coaches is disturbingly complex. On the one hand, a winning record is an increasingly common requirement for employment and advancement. On the other, the agonizing process of school desegregation and the relentless efforts of school authorities to disregard standard procedures of employment constitute a major catastrophe in our educational system.
Those who anticipate careers in high school coaching can find prototypes from their past experience to use as an example, for it is believed that tomorrow*s coaching positions will be vastly different from those of yesterday. Living as we do, in such a volatile world, it is difficult to predict with accuracy what these positions will be like. The concern, however, is that tomorrow's school authorities and athletic directors will use the same procedures of hiring black coaches as well as white coaches, without regard to race, creed, color, or national origin.
Mattie L. Londow
Prairie View Agricultural And Mechanical College
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Hicks, L. D. (1970). A Survey Of The Factors Involved In The Displacement Of Black Coaches As A Result Of Integration. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/1265