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When WBT in Charlotte, the state's first commercial radio station, began broadcasting in April, 1922, people's horizons expanded to encompass national and international events and a variety of entertainment.
Stickball is the ancestor of lacrosse and has been popular across North America for centuries. In the olden days it was a sometimes violent game and death and injuries were not uncommon. The object of the game was to score a certain number of points in the opponent's goal. The tradition is continued among the modern Cherokees but on a less violent level.
In Gastonia, the year 1967 brought an end to school segregation and the merger of historically black Highland High School with all-white Ashley High School. Grundy relates how basketball players from the two schools overcame their differences, worked together, shared skills and ideas, and went on to win the 4A state basketball championship.
Grundy discusses how attitudes and values of a community determined the type of uniforms girls wore while playing basketball.