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Tom Gibson, of Clarksdale, a member of the State Legislature at the time and part of a group called For America: A Committee for Public Action, writes to Colvard to express his disapproval of the decision for the basketball team to play an integrated team. Gibson issues a threat to Colvard that he will no longer support Colvard and Mississippi State's interests if Colvard does not reverse his decision.
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Mississippi State University Basketball, Integration, 1963, Coach Babe McCarthy, Dean Colvard
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Dean Colvard Collection
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Gibson, Tom, "Letter, Tom Gibson, to Mississippi State University President Dean W. Colvard, March 12, 1963" (2023). MSU vs Loyola 1963 - The Game of Change. 37.