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On a beautiful sunny day in October, black students from all over campus joined together in a march on the president’s office to demand change at Auburn University. Resentment had been simmering for a while, after earlier discussions had been held asking for reforms at the university. There had been no answer.

If silence was supposed to be an answer, the students were not g
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Hardcover, 253 pages
Published September 9th 2008 by Best Gurl inc.
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    An inspiring written novel, Walk-On is definitely worth reading. The plot moves quickly, showing his journey from middle school until college. Thom’s desire to be accepted by the whites in the community adds depth to the story. To make the autobiography as accurate as possible, Thom had to show all the racism which was going on in the Alabama and the racism that he received, it was sad to see the pain that Thom had to go through in his life. Walk-On might be a novel that relates to ...more
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    Thom Gossom Jr. was the first black athlete to graduate from Auburn University in 1975. A walk on, Gossom defied the odds, earned a scholarship and became a three-year starter. He is featured in the HBO special, Breaking the Huddle, about the integration of Southern college football. His film and television credits include Reckless, The Fight Club Jeepers Creepers 2, Miss Evers Boys, Boston Legal, ...more
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