Fred Whitted & The Pantherettes

This is a Legacy Edition of the Black College Sports Encyclopedia dedicated to the athletic history of the Claflin Panthers and Pantherettes. This book tells the story of the Pantherettes rise to power in NAIA women’s basketball for over a quarter century.

It also tells the story of the man who guided that rise to athletic prominence for the original HBCU in the state of South Carolina. Their place in history stands with those of much larger institutions. You will learn about the record setting coach, Nelson Brownlee, Sr., along with record setting All-Americas Ruby Byrd and Miriam Walker-Samuels, along with a number of other great players. You will also see profiles of athletes from other athletic programs as Claflin has moved from the EIAC to the SIAC, and, the CIAA.

This book also highlights the story of Claflin's growth over 150-plus years into one of the great universities in the south. There are profiles of its great leaders, some of their distinguished alumni and supporters. This book will also serve as a guide to developing Claflin’s exhibit in the HBCU Heritage Center. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book goes to the Claflin University Scholarship Fund.

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