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It was 1964 and a young African American named George Surratt was determined to beat the odds. There had never been a black male to attend Gardner-Webb Junior College, but his dream was bigger than historical precedent. It was bigger even than the financial and familial circumstances that turned Surratt’s sprint through college into a marathon.
Black History Month, Coach Norman Harris, George Surratt, Jim Nolan, Runnin' Bulldogs, Tony Nathaniel, track and field
Office of University Communications, "The Race of His Life" (2012). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1966.