The 1943-44 North Carolina College basketball team, which played and beat an all-white team from Duke Medical School in “the secret game.” From left, they are Coach John B. McLendon, George Parks, an unidentified player, Billy Williams, James Hardy, Aubrey 'Stinkey' Stanley, Floyd Brown, Henry 'Big Dog' Thomas and manager Edward “Pee Wee” Boyd.
The 1943-44 North Carolina College basketball team, which played and beat an all-white team from Duke Medical School in “the secret game.” From left, they are Coach John B. McLendon, George Parks, an unidentified player, Billy Williams, James Hardy, Aubrey 'Stinkey' Stanley, Floyd Brown, Henry 'Big Dog' Thomas and manager Edward “Pee Wee” Boyd. N&O file photo
The 1943-44 North Carolina College basketball team, which played and beat an all-white team from Duke Medical School in “the secret game.” From left, they are Coach John B. McLendon, George Parks, an unidentified player, Billy Williams, James Hardy, Aubrey 'Stinkey' Stanley, Floyd Brown, Henry 'Big Dog' Thomas and manager Edward “Pee Wee” Boyd. N&O file photo

New book tells story of Durham’s ‘Secret Game’

March 17, 2015 08:00 AM