Four years ago, I was in a local antique shop called Salvage Alley. A black window shade with gold lettering was hanging from the rafters. The shade said, “Negro League Baseball Tickets Sold Here.”
Burt Saxon retired after teaching forty-five years at both the high school and college levels. His essays have appeared in The Harvard Educational Review, Education Week, The Yale Law and Policy Review, and the Minneapolis Review of Baseball.
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The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.