1956 Sugar Bowl

The 1956 Sugar Bowl was played in New Orleans, LA, pitting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets against the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. It was the first integrated bowl game in the Deep South. College football reigns supreme in the South, but if you’ve listened to previous episodes about sports, or stadiums, you know that nothing exists in a vacuum. Amateur and professional sports in Atlanta are intricately tied into class, race, boosterism, and the infamous Atlanta Way. This short episode highlights all of those things and more.

 

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