Hardaway, Danny 2011-02-18

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Danny Hardaway, Texas Tech University’s first black athlete, talks about his life, family and seeking a better life. In particular, he spoke about coaching, transitioning from football to basketball, back injury and choosing Texas Tech.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Danny Hardaway

Additional Parties Recorded:

Date: February 18, 2011

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Daniel Sanchez

Length: 01:54:21 (1 hour 54 minutes)


Introduction, Background, Birth details, Parents’ details, Family details and occupation, Schooling, Siblings, More family history, Parents divorced, Family moving to different places, Big Family, Tall generation, Starting sports, Playing with older players, Being a good athlete, Famous Hardaway cousins, Hardaway legacy, Importance of education, Family in Tennessee, Went to Division 1 in high school, Stayed with grandparents in Memphis, Tennessee, Ruling the basketball courts as a 12 yr old, Moved to Oklahoma for high school, Started playing basketball at high school, Growing in to a better future, Relationship with teachers, Kept grades up and wanted to go to his choice of colleges, Recruiting players, White and Black schools in Oklahoma, Played football in first year, Prepared to play football with coach, Basketball career in Oklahoma, Planned program for athletes

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: CD copy available in reading room

Transcript: Transcript available on dspace https://hdl.handle.net/10605/362118

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