John E. Codwell, basketball, ; baseball,Houston, TX December 14, tape no.
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He discusses adjustment from an all-black high school to a mostly white university, relations with coaches and teammates, and academic experience. He discusses his experiences at U-M, notably a trip to North Carolina where a KKK rally was held near the stadium the day before the game, and dating polish women in Gulfport MS challenges of living in Ann Arbor. Kenneth Burnley competed in track for U-M from This, at the time, I did not particularly care for, it made me feel sick that this was and [that] this should have to occur inI felt was ridiculous.
He talks about coaches Matt Mann and Bruce Harlan, the difficulty in finding a place to train in metro Detroit in the summer, and being the first black to perform in the Michigan Union Opera, as well meet Salinas rican ladies his post-Michigan diving career in the military and competing in the Olympic trials.
He also discusses football players Willie Smith and Al Groce who were allegedly discriminated against because of interracial dating, housing discrimination in Ann Arbor, selection of M. Burton as the first black basketball captain, educational experience at U-M, and comments on lack of support services for minority students.
I was the only black on the Michigan track team for those four years and rarely competed against others, even in national meets.
In our year history, our student athletes have won 25 state championships.
The sound level on some recordings is fairly low and you many need to raise the volume on your speaker. He discusses his motivations for coming to U-M, family background, the African American tennis circuit, other black Big Ten tennis players from the s and s. News Stories. Julian W. Witherspoon, track,Detroit, MI Nov. He played football but quit the team when it became clear that Man seeking woman free Chandler AZ Fritz Crisler would not give him much playing time.
Ronald A. Johnson, football,Detroit, MI. March 24, tape no. He also talks about intramural basketball and the conference ban on black varsity basketball and generally on the nature of prejudice, discusses his perspectives on BAM and militant protest, relations with his tennis teammates and the taboo against discussion of race.
He comments on the BAM strike, but criticizes setting of 10 percent enrollment goal for minorities as a quota system. August Please see our full announcement here. Ask an Archivist My Research .
Side 1. He discusses his motivations and experience at Michigan, housing discrimination in Ann Arbor, his hiring as first black coach, and support for the BAM strike. Side 1 Side 2.
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The Bentley Historical Dating with Dallas Texas guy has made these oral histories available digitally as part of its new Digital Media Library. Anderson White discusses his athletic and musical experiences in high school in Ferndale, Michigan and the racism he experienced during his collegiate athletic career.
He talks of his high school athletic experiences and the motivation and circumstances that got him to Trinidad Junior College in Colorado and to Michigan, his relationship with coach Cliff Keen and wrestling experience at U-M, reasons for so few black wrestlers at collegiate levels, relations with his teammates, comments on bias keeping Jim Betts from playing quarterback, the role of back coaches, cites Nat Turner as a free phone chat lines Jackson as well as Martin Luther King Jr.
Godfrey Murray, track,Kingston, Jamaica March Tyler TX area speed dating, tape no. He comments on the social life of black students, interracial dating, pairing of black students in the dorms, housing discrimination in Ann Arbor, and seeking a job after graduation.
Willis Ward competed in football for U-M from toand track from to Anderson White competed professionals dating Irving diving for U-M from It was always the same old story.
John Codwell competed in basketball for U-M from and baseball in Henry Graham played tennis for U-M in The captain of the team was told by the night clerk that Negroes could not stay in the hotel. Richard Cephas competed in track for U-M from Fortunately, Eastern Michigan University in nearby Ypsilanti had some black coeds and Detroit was only 45 miles away if you had a car.
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Cephas, Richard A. Curtis describes his decision to come to Michigan, his high school experience in South Bend, Indiana, how he walked on to the football team and how Cliff Keen recruited him to the wrestling team, why there had been no black wrestlers at Michigan and few at other free sugar momma dating North Carolina, discrimination in housing in Ann Arbor, why he did not accept an athletic scholarship, and how athletics aided his career in grad school and medical school.
He became the first black assistant coach at Michigan.
He won a varsity letter in track. We will be temporarily closed from Wed. August 11 — Mon. August 16 and on Thurs.
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Published inVictors was a pioneering study of race and Atlantic City women dating scams in its day, and remains the starting point for research on the topic at U-M. The stories he captured showcase a University struggling with integration as well as athletes persevering in their sports in spite of great obstacles.