Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Elvin Hayes MLK Day Interview

In connection with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Elvin Hayes did an interview Monday evening with Houston radio station KILT 610 (archived audio). The focus of the interview involved Hayes's reflections on coming from a small-town in segregated Louisiana to play at the University of Houston, as the university integrated its athletic program in the mid-1960s. The Game of the Century, in which Hayes played a starring role, was also touched upon a bit in the interview, as were former Cougar coach Guy V. Lewis's contributions to sport and society.