University holds students, sports and anti-racist activism event with original members of ‘The Black 14’

Over 50 years ago, 14 Black football players from the University of Wyoming took a principled stand against racial injustice at great personal cost.

On Monday 23 November, the University of Manchester’s History Department is holding an online event exploring sport, student protest and social justice in the age of #BlackLivesMatter, with former members of the ‘Black 14’.

The event will include a panel discussion and a Q&A. Panellists include Dr Jamal Ratchford, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and the Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Program at Colorado College and former Black 14 Wyoming Cowboys, John Griffin, Mel Hamilton and Tony McGee.

This event is presented in partnership with the Race, Roots and Resistance collective, the History Department and Creative Manchester at The University of Manchester. The event continues and complements the important discussions that arose through events and initiatives throughout Black History Month.

Please register for the event via Eventbrite.

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