In the years between 1957 and 1969, a big annual basketball
tournament in the southern states was not just the
Mason-Dixon Schools for the Deaf Basketball Tournament.
It was the Negro Schools for the Deaf Basketball Tournament.
These tournaments took place practically in secrecy as
there was no mention of it in the deaf magazines.
A short mention of that tournament was in the publication
of Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. It was when
the deaf public eventually found out about it.
The tournament died when more and more black schools
merged with state schools for the deaf.